Knee shots, or injections, can help you cope with the pain in the knee and hopefully enable you to be more active.
Which Injections are Used for Knee Pain?
The most common injection for knee pain is a steroid shot. It’s also called a cortisone or corticosteroid shot. The steroid shot can help to reduce the inflammation.
Steroid shots can give quick pain relief.
Another kind of shot is a hyaluronic acid injection.
What are the Side Effects of Shots for Knee Pain?
A common side effect of injections is pain and swelling the first day or two after the shot. It may help to apply ice at home for 15 to 20 minutes.
Injecting anything into a joint or tendon has a very small risk of harm.
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The knee is the largest joint in the body. Some people are more likely to develop knee problems than others.
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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.
Is hyaluronic acid joint injections right for me?
If knee pain is keeping you from doing what you love and you have tried other treatments (pain relievers, exercise, physiotherapy, cortisone injections) and nothing seems to work or is no longer effective. hyaluronic acid joint injection may be right for you.
Are there any special treatment instructions?
You will be able to go home immediately after your injections. You should have no problems walking or driving. However, for the first 48 hours after treatment, it is recommended that you avoid strenuous activities such as jogging, tennis and heavy lifting.
Are there any side effects?
The most commonly reported adverse events include temporary pain at the injection site. Cold compresses and painkillers should alleviate this temporary discomfort post injection. Hyaluronic acid joint injection should not be given to patients with infections or skin diseases in the are of the injection site.
Why hyaluronic acid joint injections?
Many unknowingly take painkillers for extended periods of time to provide temporary pain relief, without realising the side effects. Most doctors limit steroid injections to three of four in a lifetime as the effects of multiple doses can damage cartilage and connective tissue.
Is hyaluronic acid joint injection painful?
The procedure usually only takes a few minutes and most patients experience little or no discomfort. The doctor will usually begin by cleaning the injection site with alcohol or iodine. A local anaesthetic may also be administered to numb the knee and make the injection as comfortable as possible.
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:
- Medical history
- 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?
- Older age
- Bone deformities
- Overweight and obesity
- Gender (women > men)
- Joint injuries (sports or accidents)
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Certain occupations (that place repetitive stress on the knee)
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