There are so many medical options to help you manage your arthritis pain. However, not all options are the best options. Steroid injections, also called corticosteroid injections, are anti-inflammatory medicines used to treat a range of conditions. In this case we are discussing steriod injections for oseteoarthritis. Studies such as healthline.com have shown that getting steriod injection have not helped people with oesteoarthritis pain but have rapidly progressed. This happens when an arthritis-affected joint deteriorates more quickly than usual.
Hyaluronic acid injections (HA) is used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA) in patients who have already been treated with pain relievers (e.g., acetaminophen) and other treatments that did not work well with them in the past. The difference between hyaluronic acid and steroid injections is that HA is a natural substance that is found in high amounts in your bodys joint tissue and joint fluid. It acts as a lubricant and shock absorber inside the knee joint enabling your knee to work properly.
Dr, Micheal Dorn DC and Founder of Whole Body Healthcare discusses more about the treatment in this video below:
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