April 28, 2014 at 9:18 AM
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - One of the most common causes of knee pain is osteoarthritis. Actually, about 21 million people in the United States are affected by osteoarthritis. This can be very painful and potentially debilitating. Osteoarthritis causes difficulty in many activities of daily living including walking, golfing, lifting and traveling.
Peak Medical has had tremendous success combining the use of Hyalgan injection therapy with other modalities such as Class IV Deep Tissue Laser, Neurolumen and physical therapy to relieve knee pain and this life restricting condition.
The knee joint is surrounded by a sack of fluid called synovial fluid. This fluid cushions and lubricates the joint. Sometimes as we age, our fluid does not replenish as it did when we were younger. This creates greater friction and less lubrication to the joint resulting in knee pain.
The purpose of Hyalgan is to replenish this cushioning and lubricating fluid to help eliminate pain. Hyalgan is a solution of sodium hyaluronate. Hyaluronate is a natural chemical found in the body.
Hyalgan is injected directly into the knee once a week for 5 weeks. This treatment can be repeated every 6 months if needed. Hyalgan is often covered by many insurance companies, including Medicare.
Hyalgan has been FDA approved since 1997 and has been safely used worldwide for 24 years.
It does not interfere with other medications you may be taking for osteoarthritis or other conditions. Any type of side effect is extremely rare.
This is one of the latest treatments available at Peak Medical. The staff at Peak Medical can help you manage your pain and potentially completely eliminate it without the continuous use of expensive drugs. Hyalgan injection therapy allows for much quicker recovery times so you can return to the activities you love.
Call our office today at (908) 665-0770 to see if Hyalgan therapy is right for you.