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Managing Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

By: Samantha Fernandez
July 05
Managing Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

A Different Type of Osteoarthritis Treatment

Did you know that osteoarthritis knee pain is caused by more than just cartilage loss?

In knees with osteoarthritis, the joint fluid also loses its ability to absorb shock, which can result in osteoarthritis knee pain. A viscosupplement injection is a treatment that supplements your natural joint fluid to give your knee the lubrication and cushioning it needs to provide osteoarthritis knee pain relief.

What is Synvisc-One?

Synvisc-One is a one-injection treatment that supplements the fluid in your knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint. Synvisc-One is the #1 prescribed viscosupplement; it provides up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief with just one injection

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How do I know if Synvisc-One is right for me?

Synvisc-One is for people with knee osteoarthritis who have not received enough pain relief from diet, exercise, and over-the-counter pain medication. If you've tried these options and are still feeling knee pain, ask your doctor if Synvisc-One could help.

What is Synvisc-One made from?

The injection contains a gel-like mixture made from a substance called hyaluronan (pronounced hy-aI-u-ROE-nan) that comes from chicken combs. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in the body and is present in very high amounts in joints. The body's own hyaluronan acts like a lubricant and a shock absorber in the joint and is needed for the joint to work properly.

Will the injection hurt?

The doctor will likely apply a numbing agent before a Synvisc-One injection. You may feel some pressure.

What are the side effects?

The most common side effects are pain, swelling, heat, redness and/or fluid build-up around the knee. In a medical study less than 6% of patients experienced these side effects, which were generally mild and did not last long.

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