What are the treatment options?
Hyaluronic acid injections
When oral pain medication no longer offers sufficient relief, your doctor may recommend hyaluronic acid (HA) injections.
HA is a substance naturally found in the joint fluid (synovial fluid), which cushions the joint. Some HAs are produced through bacterial fermentation, while others are produced using avian sources.
The benefits of HA therapy have been extensively studied.
A recent meta-analysis demonstrated the benefits of HA therapy across6:
- 129 clinical studies
- 32,129 participants