Viscosupplementation Treatment in Longmont, CO
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that affects joint cartilage, resulting in chronic pain. Cartilage plays an important role in movement, allowing the joint bones to glide over each other. When the cartilage wears down and the body stops decreases production of synovial fluid, which lubricates the joint and reduces friction, this can cause muscle stiffness, pain, inflammation and reduced range of motion.
At Longmont Spine & Physical Medicine, we offer viscosupplementation treatment to osteoarthritis sufferers who haven’t experienced relief through medication or other methods. For this procedure, our doctor will inject hyaluronate, a substance found naturally in the joints, directly into the affected knee. This provides lubrication and shock absorption, which can reduce osteoarthritis-related pain and improve mobility.
Generally, patients will receive three to five injections over several weeks. Unlike knee surgery, which requires significant recovery time, you will be able to return to your daily activities following your viscosupplementation injections.
To see if you are a candidate for viscosupplementation therapy, please contact our office at 303-630-9842 to schedule a free evaluation.