Joints can be injected with medicine to reduce pain. Since 1997 doctors have been injecting the knee joint with hyalgan. This substance helps the cartilage in the joint regain some of its bulk and health. This in turn reduces pain and increases mobility. The chance of knee replacement is decreased.
At Northeast Pain Management we have increased the chance that you will respond favorably to this treatment by using x-ray guidance to inject your medicine and by having you participate in a special physical therapy program. Ask us about research on this subject.
We expect in the near future that painful shoulders and other joints will be approved for injection with Hyalgan.
For more information, visit the Hyalgan site.
We also offer knee injections with Synvisc, which is similar to Hyalgan. For more information, visit the Synvisc website.