Injections for Arthritis of the Knee
In the U.S., almost 21 million adults are living with osteoarthritis. And one of the body’s critical joints — the knee — is the most frequently affected. More than 30% of people over 50 have knee osteoarthritis. So do a whopping 80% of those over 65. In fact, about 100,000 people in the U.S. can’t get from their bed to the bathroom because of osteoarthritis of the knee.
Getting hyaluronic acid joint injections is one treatment that may ease the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid joint injections are quick and relatively painless. They’ve been on the market for more than a decade. But studies on effectiveness show mixed results.
Talk to one of our physicians if you should consider injections for arthritis of the knee.