Knee Pain Treatments
Find relief for your knee pain.
If you are living with knee pain, you are not alone. People of all ages can experience knee pain and stiffness, regardless of their daily activity level and lifestyle. Some knee pain is caused by arthritis, which is the most common joint disorder, experienced by 50 million Americans. Many of these people have osteoarthritis, which is more often found in older adults.
There are many treatments available for arthritis and osteoarthritis. Since each patient is unique, it is important to locate your source of pain and determine your goals for recovery. Not all patients are candidates for surgery, and thankfully, Centennial Joint Care offers a variety of treatments to help you. Our team of highly-trained providers can help you find the ideal treatment to get you back to the activities you enjoy.
Centennial Joint Care specializes in minimally-invasive, non-surgical treatments for joint pain. This includes Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections and bracing.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injections
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injections
If you have not felt pain relief from other treatments like simple pain medicine, you might be a great candidate for Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections, sometimes referred to as gel injections. HA injections can help many patients experience pain relief for six months or more, and they are especially helpful for patients who are unable to take anti-inflammatory medication. HA injections have been used for over 20 years and have helped millions of patients get back to the activities they enjoyed before knee pain. Read frequently asked questions about Hyaluronic Acid.
To ensure the health and mobility of your joints, your provider might fit you for a brace. This is done conveniently at Centennial Joint Care during your visit. Your provider will work with you to ensure your comfort and will discuss any activities you might want to modify while wearing the brace. Wearing the brace will continue your recovery process even after you leave our clinic.
Focused-Cold Therapy is an outpatient, nerve-blocking procedure that helps alleviate knee pain without the use of pain medications. Small injections freeze nerves, which temporarily block pain.
FAQs about Hyaluronic Acid
What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?
Hyaluronic acid is a lot like a substance that our bodies make naturally to help our joints stay lubricated and to help absorb shock. It protects our bones and our cartilage. When you are suffering from osteoarthritis, you have less of your naturally-occuring hyaluronate to cushion your joint, leading to knee pain.
How do HA injections work?
HA injections are local injections, meaning they do not affect the rest of your body. Your provider will inject the hyaluronic acid directly into your knee, and the fluid will remain in the knee. It will coat your cartilage, providing you with the pain relief you need. You will not build up a resistance to the injections because it is already a naturally-occuring substance in your body. When the effects wear off, your provider might recommend another round of treatment.
Are HA injections right for me?
If you have not felt pain relief from other treatments like simple pain medicine, you might be a great candidate for Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections, sometimes referred to as gel injections. HA injections can help many patients feel pain relief for six months or more, and they are especially helpful for patients who are unable to take anti-inflammatory medication. HA injections have been used for over 20 years and have helped millions of patients get back to the activities they enjoyed before knee pain.
What will happen the day of my HA injection?
HA injections are performed in our clinic as a quick outpatient procedure, meaning you leave as soon as your appointment is finished.
We will use a topical anesthetic to numb the area – we do not need to use pain medicine, intravenous sedation, or anesthesia. Once the area is numb, we will guide the needle into the joint, inject the hyaluronic acid, remove the needle, and place a bandaid over the small mark. We invite you to relax for a few minutes in our recovery room to elevate and ice the area and ensure your comfort. Your provider might recommend an offloading brace to help your joint recover.
You can return to work and your usual activities shortly after the procedure is complete. Your provider may recommend that you refrain from strenuous activity for a day or two after your injection. Depending on the type of injection used, you might return to the clinic to complete the course of injections after a few days or weeks.
Where can I get HA injections?
Since Centennial Joint Care is a non-surgical clinic, we offer treatments that can be done right here in our clinic. Many of our patients are seeing great success in knee pain relief with HA injections, and this is a major focus of ours. This means your providers are highly specialized and skilled.
Which types of HA injections do you offer?
We will work with your insurance and your schedule to determine which type of HA injection is right for you. We offer many of the most trusted brands, including Orthovisc, Euflexxa, Supartz, Gelsyn, and others.