Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint, often preventing people from leading an active life and may even make routine daily activity difficult. When suffering from knee pain, it is very important to first establish the cause of the pain in order to decide on what course of treatment to pursue. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of knee pain and is sometimes called the “wear and tear” disorder because it frequently affects joints quite simply as a result of wear and tear.

The condition arises when cartilage breaks down and wears away. Cartilage is a rubbery type of tissue that cushions bones at the joints, allowing them to move smoothly over one another. Some parts of the joint are surrounded by an envelope called synovium. The synovium generates a fluid that prevents friction inside the joint and is called synovial fluid. The main component of synovial fluid is Sodium Hyaluronate which plays a central role in protecting the joint and allowing smooth movement, rather like putting oil on squeaky door hinges! Reduction of synovial fluid and resulting break down of cartilage leads to a loss of shock absorbing and lubricating properties inside the joint. In real terms, this means that the bones rub together causing pain, swelling and stiffness. Limited range of motion and tenderness of the joint when pressed are other key symptoms of arthritis.

Osteoarthritis cannot be reversed therefore EARLY intervention is crucial. It can be managed quite successfully and further progression of the condition can be delayed if treated in time. There are several treatments available but not all of them are ideal as they may have side effects. Arguably one of the safest and most natural treatments available is Suplasyn’s Visco-Supplementation. This treatment supplements the patient’s natural synovial fluid through injections of sodium hyaluronate, the substance which gives synovial fluid its viscosity and elasticity. When injected, Suplasyn increases the natural lubricants and shock absorbants to significantly reduce pain and stiffness in the treated joints.
See more on Visco-Supplementation.

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Sunday, May 19, 2024
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