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.

PRP (platelet-rich plasma)

PRP is the third injection option. It primarily uses the healing power of your platelets to improve the health of the existing articular cartilage. The blood has got three types of cells, part of these cells responsible for healing are the platelets. We spin the blood in a machine which separates the platelet-rich plasma, and then it is injected into the joint. This type of treatment is actually using the biological power of the body to heal the body.

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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The location of your knee pain can help diagnose what condition you may have.

Front Knee Pain

Pain Behind the Knee

Inner (Medial) Knee Pain

Lateral (Outer) Knee Pain

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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.

Cinga Injection

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.

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Who administers viscosupplement injections?

Our orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Kevin Yip.

How are viscosupplements given?

Viscosupplements are injected directly into the knee. Depending on the type of viscosupplement you receive, it may be given as a series of injections or as a single injection.

What is the procedure like?

Each injection takes a few minutes and can be given in our doctor’s office.

Will the injection hurt?

Our doctor will apply a numbing agent before your viscosupplement injection. You may feel some pressure, but is should not be painful.

What happens after the injection?

You can resume your normal day-to-day activities immediately after the injection, but you should avoid any strenuous activities for about 48 hours.

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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.

Xray of the Osteoarthritis Knee
Xray of the Osteoarthritis Knee

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.

Knee Osteoarthritis

It helps to know your Osteoarthritis treatment 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.

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