Hyaluronic acid therapy against osteoarthritis
Hyaluronic acid therapy is a natural treatment for osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid inhibits inflammation, rebuilds the protective cartilage layer in the joint and contributes to cartilage recovery.
Hyaluronic acid is used to treat osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative disease triggered by various factors, including incorrect strains – among other things due to obesity, consequences of injuries or malalignments of the extremities and genetics. The aim of osteoarthritis treatment is to slow down the disease process and protect the joint surfaces as much as possible.
Treatment with hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the human body. It is present in the body’s connective tissue and is the main component of synovial fluid, which lubricates the joints.
Hyaluronic acid is injected into the joints to increase the supply of nutrients to the cartilage and to inhibit pain and inflammation. At weekly intervals, the therapist administers 3 to 5 injections. After 2 weeks at the earliest, you will notice the effects of the hyaluronic acid treatment – and those effects could last 6 to 12 months and sometimes longer.
Only after exhausting all conservative measures in the treatment of osteoarthritis are surgical options considered. These include arthroscopy, open joint surgery and joint replacement surgery.
Cartilage protection is important
Osteoarthritis is the pathological wear and tear of one or more joints. It usually begins with damage to the joint cartilage, which is located at the ends of the bones. As a result, the joint ends rub against each other with every movement, resulting in pain and further wear and tear, which can even lead to complete loss of the cartilage.
Osteoarthritis itself is not curable, but its effects can be alleviated and the progress of the disease can be slowed down. Therefore, it is very important to act as quickly as possible to stop progress at its early stages.
Hyaluronic acid treatment is not covered by government insurance (gesetzliche Krankenkasse) and is therefore offered privately. Our orthopaedic practice in Tutzing offers comprehensive individual consultations on hyaluronic acid therapy.