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When you have osteoarthritis, there may not be enough natural hyaluron in the joint, and the quality of that hyaluron may be poorer than normal. Cingal is used to supplement hyaluron to the knee joint. Cingal also contains a steroid which provides fast-acting pain relief by reducing inflammation, while the hyaluronic acid provides long-lasting pain relief. Cingal is given in a single shot directly into the knee joint.
How can Cingal Provide Relief From Osteoarthritis Knee Pain?
Cingal is the first single-injection treatment that quickly relieves your osteoarthritis knee pain while providing sustained pain reduction. It is used for patients who do not get adequate pain relief from simple pain relievers or from physical therapy.
Cingal combines the benefits of a trusted anti-inflammatory to relieve osteoarthritis knee pain. The anti-inflammatory component offers fast pain relief generally beginning 24 hours after administration and the hyaluronic acid offers effective osteoarthritis pain relief for 6 months or more.
Knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) can impact your lifestyle and daily activities. The most widespread form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, affects more that 1 in 10 Singapore citizens, with increasing trends of premature osteoarthritis from sporting injuries.
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Learn More About Viscosupplements
What is a viscosupplement?
A viscosupplement is a type of fluid that is injected directly into the knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint. Viscosupplements replace damage synovial fluid to help relieve pain and improve joint function.
What are viscosupplements made from?
Viscosupplements are made from a substance called hyaluronan. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in the body and is present in very high amounts in joints. The body’s own hyaluronan acts like both a lubricant and shock absorber in the joint and is needed for the joint to work properly.
When should I consider a viscosupplement?
Viscosupplements are for people with Osteoarthritis of the knee who have not received enough pain relief from diet, exercise, and pain medication. If you’ve tried these options and are still feeling pain, ask our doctor if a viscosupplement could help.
What are the side effects?
Side effects with viscosupplements may include pain, swelling, or fluid build-up around the knee.
Ask our doctor about Synvisc – a targeted approach
When diet, exercise, and medication aren’t enough,
Learn More About Targeting Osteoarthritis (OA) Knee Pain at the Source.
You Don’t Have to Settle for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
It’s time to find the right treatment option for you
Talking to our doctor is the best way to start exploring your treatment options.
And when you do, keep in mind:
Pain affects everyone differently
The severity of your osteoarthritis (OA) as it appears on an X-ray may not reflect the amount of pain you feel. Some people with OA that appears mild on an X-ray may feel a great deal of pain. Others, whose X-rays show severe OA, may feel less pain. Your doctor is relying on you to give a clear description of how your knee feels.
Osteoarthritis is caused by more that just cartilage loss
In knees with osteoarthritis, the cartilage protecting the ends of the bones gradually deteriorates, joint fluid loses its shock-absorbing qualities, and bones may begin to rub against each other – all of which may cause the knee pain you’re feeling.
It helps to know your Osteoarthritis treament option
There are several treatment options available for osteoarthritis knee pain.
These may include:
Lifestyle changes. such as exercises, physical therapy, and weight loss
Oral therapies, including pain relievers and nutritional supplements
Viscosupplement injections that provide pain relief when lifestyle changes and simple pain medications aren’t enough
Steroid injections in the knee
Surgery, such as total knee replacement
Talk to us about the risks and benefits of each treatment option to find an approach that is right for you.
Osteoarthritis – What is it and what symptoms would I experience?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease that affects the cartilage (soft tissue that protects the bone surface) in your joints, causing it to break down and wear out. Knee OA is the most common form of this disease.
Worn out cartilage
Decreased joint fluid
Signs and symptoms
Pain and tenderness at the joint
Stiffness (especially after getting out of bed or getting up from sitting for a long time)
Loss of flexibility
A grating feeling or the cracking sound of bone rubbing on bone.
How does knee OA develop? How do doctor diagnose it?
Knee OA develops when changes in the cartilage occur:
Cartilage becomes pitted, rough and brittle
Underlying bone thickens and broadens to reduce load on cartilage
Bony outgrowths form at the outer edges of the joint, making it look knobbly
Space inside the joint narrows. Bits of bone or cartilage can break off and float inside the joint space.
Diagnosis is usually made using several methods:
Physical examination of the knee
X-rays or other imaging tests
Other tests such as blood tests or exams of the fluid in the joints.
What are the risks factors for OA?
Overweight and obesity
Gender (women > men)
Joint injuries (sports or accidents)
Certain occupations (that place repetitive stress on the knee)
psLower LimbComments Off on Treatment for ACL Injuries in Children and Teens
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in children and teens are less common than in adults. But they do occur, especially in teens. An injury that hasn’t been treated (or one in which the treatment didn’t work) can lead to future knee problems. The knee may become more and more unstable. Over time, osteoarthritis may develop.
Trying rehab and other treatments
A child with an ACL injury can sometimes be treated without surgery to avoid damage to the child’s still-developing bones. Your child can try rehab exercises, wearing a brace, and avoiding activities that require jumping or twisting.
Studies suggest that the more active a child is, the less likely these treatments will work and the more likely surgery will be needed in the future.
An avulsion fracture is more common in young children. This happens when the ligament and a piece of bone separate from the rest of the bone. It can often be treated with a cast. But it sometimes needs surgery.
Having the ACL surgery
You may consider surgery if:
The knee is very unstable doing simple daily activities.