Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, and eyes. It is a type of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) that plays an important role in lubricating joints and maintaining skin hydration. Hyaluronic acid is commonly used in beauty products to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promote skin hydration. At Rehab Wellness, we leverage Hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles and fine lines with HA injections, a safe alternative to other anti-aging injections. HA injections can help smooth out and plump up the skin, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and can add volume to areas of the face that have lost volume due to aging, such as the cheeks and temples. It can also be used to enhance or reshape facial features like the nose or lips.
Your Rehab Wellness medical professional may also prescribe HA as an injection for joint pain. When injected into painful joints, it can help to relieve pain and improve mobility in people with osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid is primarily used to treat joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. It is injected directly into the affected joint to help lubricate and cushion the joint, which can help reduce pain and improve mobility. Hyaluronic acid injections are typically used when other treatments, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or physical therapy, have not provided sufficient relief.
In addition to osteoarthritis, hyaluronic acid may also be used to treat other conditions such as dry eyes, chronic wounds, and gum disease. However, you must consult your Rehab Wellness medical professional to understand if hyaluronic acid is right for you.
Several case studies have been conducted to evaluate hyaluronic acid’s effectiveness in treating osteoarthritis joint pain. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of hyaluronic acid injections in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The study found that hyaluronic acid injections significantly reduced knee pain and improved knee function compared to a placebo.
Another study published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage evaluated the effectiveness of hyaluronic acid injections in patients with hip osteoarthritis. The study found that hyaluronic acid injections provided significant pain relief and improved hip function compared to a placebo, showing that hyaluronic acid injections are an effective treatment option for joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that has gained popularity as a treatment for osteoarthritis-related joint pain. It is injected directly into the affected joint to help lubricate and cushion the joint, which can help reduce pain and improve mobility. Patients of Rehab Wellness LA have experienced excellent results in treating joint pain, which has also been proven in several studies. If you are experiencing joint pain or other conditions that may benefit from hyaluronic acid treatment, talk to your Rehab Wellness medical professional provider to determine if it is a viable treatment option.