In the United States, around 27 million people are suffering from osteoarthritis pain. It’s the most common joint pain caused due to the loss of cartilage within the joint. As the cartilage wears down, it restricts movement and causes the bones to rub against one another.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a common condition in the knees, spine, and hips. Causes of osteoarthritis include obesity, weakened joints from falls, sports injury, or stress. There are many ways to manage osteoarthritis without surgery, however! At Colorado Health and Wellness, our team offers countless non-surgical treatments and only recommends a patient for surgery if no other treatment options are available.
Types of Osteoarthritis Treatment
Viscosupplementation Therapy is one of our most effective treatments for osteoarthritis. The procedure involves an injection of Hyalgan, a gel-like substances into the knee joint. Hyaluronates is a supplement much like synovial fluid. These natural fluids act as a lubricant, allowing bones to glide over each other naturally. This procedure has a high success rate in reducing the pain associated with osteoarthritis and is covered by most major medical insurance providers and Medicare.
Our Osteoarthritis Care
To provide patients the most advanced and reliable treatment available, we also invested in fluoroscopy technology. Fluoroscopy technology allows our doctor to watch each injection in real time to guarantee injected material is introduced to the exact point intended. This technology also allows each injection to be a minimally invasive for the best osteoarthritis care results. We assure that blind injections never occur in our clinic, and everyone receives the proper care they deserve.