Hyaluronic Acid Offers Relief for Sore Knees

P who have arthritis in both knees. I probably spent at least $ 100 in glucosamine and chondroitin for several years. Results? Zero.

recently spent nearly $ 1000 on laser treatments twelve on each knee. Results? Zero!

Apart from the injections, the only treatment that gives my knees arthritic relief is hyaluronic acid capsules.

A. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural compound found in connective tissue. Veterinarians injected (Hyalovet) in joints of horses for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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Doctors may also inject this compound (Hyalgan) in human patients knees. A recent meta-analysis ( Annals of Internal Medicine January 6, 2015 ) found that injections of HA outscored cortisone injections and higher than oral NSAIDs ( celecoxib, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.) and acetaminophen.

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oral hyaluronic acid has been more controversial, but a recent placebo-controlled study in Germany found that an oral preparation containing hA (Oralvisc) “is safe and effective for treatment of patients with osteoarthritis [osteoarthritis] “( Rheumatology International January 2015 ). This product is manufactured by the Spanish company Bioibérica and does not seem to be sold in the US

For other natural methods to relieve arthritis pain, we offer our Guide Alternatives for Arthritis .

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