Beneficial Health Medical Center has launched its viscosupplement treatment for chronic knee pain and arthritis in the Akron, Ohio surrounding areas. The procedure can provide desired pain relief and increased mobility, and delay or prevent the need for knee replacement.
More information is available at https://www.ohiokneepain.com.
The newly launched service is a relatively straightforward concept and procedure. The treatment is also FDA approved, and covered by Medicare and most commercial payers. Beneficial Health Medical Center uses state of the art medical equipment such as fluoroscopy to guide and make sure the painful area is treated.
Viscosupplements are designed to replace and enhance the synovial fluid found within the knee joint. The synovial fluid allows for the ‘cushioning’ effect found in the knee and provides hydraulic resistance. As arthritis progresses, synovial fluid begins to diminish.
In viscosupplementation, a gel-like fluid called hyaluronic acid is injected into the knee joint. The hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly over each other and as a shock absorber for joint loads.
The treatment is particularly beneficial for people with osteoarthritis, who have a lower-than-normal concentration of hyaluronic acid in their joints. Adding hyaluronic acid to the arthritic joint facilitates movement and reduces pain.
Knee injections are a treatment options for people experiencing moderate to severe knee pain. They can be used as an alternative to surgery or other forms of therapy, and they work by injecting fluid into the joint capsule and ligaments to help stabilize it. This provides both temporary relief from pain and helps reduce the risk of developing arthritis in your joints. Knee injections are just one form of injection therapy that is available for treating various orthopedic conditions including but not limited to ankle, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, neck etc.
Beneficial Health Medical Center offers free screenings for patients that experience the following symptoms.
1. Knee pain and stiffness
2. Painful getting up and down from a chair
3. Lack of response to medications
4. Lack of response or pain when exercising.
For more information about Beneficial Health Medical Center visit the website listed above or call 330-355-8774.
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