Lack of lubrication in a joint is a common cause of joint pain. At Kai Sports Medicine in Little Silver, New Jersey, Zachary Perlman, DO, offers hyaluronic acid joint injections to improve lubrication and reduce pain. The skilled sports medicine physician treats many joints with these injections, including the hip, knees, and shoulder. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn how hyaluronic acid joint injections can help your joint pain.
Hyaluronic acid joint injections are a treatment for osteoarthritis, a degenerative type of arthritis that occurs from the gradual wearing away of cartilage that separates the bones in the joint. Without the cartilage cushion, the bones rub together, leaving you in pain.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the fluid that lubricates your joints. Hyaluronic acid joint injections restore this lubrication, reducing the friction that causes the joint pain.
Dr. Perlman is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date treatments to help his patients get back to their active lifestyle, including hyaluronic acid injections.
Dr. Perlman uses hyaluronic acid joint injections to treat different joints in the body, including the hips. If you have hip pain that can benefit from additional joint lubrication, then Dr. Perlman may recommend hyaluronic acid joint injections.
He also uses the injection to treat the knees and shoulders. In addition, Dr. Perlman has found that the hyaluronic acid joint injections are an effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Perlman takes a patient-centered approach to care and discusses the details of your hyaluronic acid joint injection at your consultation so you know what to expect.
First, he cleans your skin with an antiseptic agent and administers a local anesthetic to numb the area. Dr. Perlman then injects the gel-like substance into the joint using guided imaging to ensure accurate placement of the medication.
He has you remain at the office for a few minutes after your injection for monitoring and then sends you home.
You may have some pain, swelling, and warmth in the joint following your hyaluronic acid injection. Dr. Perlman may recommend not standing for long periods of time or taking long walks for the first two days.
Results from hyaluronic acid joint injections vary. Some people get relief from their pain right away, while others experience relief several weeks after the injection. Dr. Perlman may recommend a series of these gel-like injections for best results.
Call Kai Sports Medicine today or book an appointment online to get relief from your joint pain.