Osteoarthritis knee hyalgan

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Avatar n tn Hello! Hyalgan is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis. It is used for patients who do not get adequate relief from simple painkillers or from exercise or physical therapy. Hyalgan itself is not a pain killer it is a solution of sodium hyaluronate. Hyaluronate is a natural chemical found in the body. Hyalgan is one of the hyaluronates used in viscosupplementation.
Avatar f tn Hello Dear, Osteoarthritis is the most common type of knee arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. As the protective cartilage is worn away by knee arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the joint .It is not necessary that if one knee is affected the other will also be affected.
Avatar n tn Intra-articular injections of cortisone are also helpful in relieving pain. For persisting pain of severe osteoarthritis of the knee that does not respond to weight reduction, exercise or medications, a series of injections of hyaluronic acid (Synvisc, Hyalgan) into the joint can sometimes be helpful, especially if surgery is not being considered. http://www.medicinenet.com/osteoarthritis/page4.
Avatar n tn As the protective cartilage is worn away by knee arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the joint .It is not necessary that if one knee is affected the other will also be affected. Mild to moderate knee arthritis can be treated with several different medications, including a few medications that can be injected into the knee joint. The two most common types of injections are Synvisc (also sold under the name Hyalgan) and cortisone. Both medications have shown some effectiveness in studies.
Avatar m tn Now that the pinching and numbness is gone, I till have pain below the knee in left leg and it becomes stiff from walking too much---I cannot bend this knee more than 90 degrees and going down the stairs is painful ! The knee doc says that I have meniscus problems and a couple of loose particles in my left knee and that is the reason for the pain....he recommends arthoscopic surgery to correct this. Any similar experiences...I am a 62 year old male and have played tennis all my life...
Avatar f tn Four years ago I was dx with osteoarthritis of both knees. Dr. said that I was walking "bone on bone" and that eventually I'd probably need tkr in both knees. He advised using glucosamine chondroitin which I've done and for awhile it seemed to help. I was able to increase my exercise a bit and was walking more with less pain and swelling. In the past few months pain and swelling has increased which I attributed to less exercise and some weight gain, about 4 or 5 pounds.
Avatar n tn Hi Dear Synvisc is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is approved for those patients who do not get adequate relief from painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy. Synvisc is injected directly into the joint to restore the lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. The therapy is generally well tolerated. However, it may not work for everyone.