Knees contain synovial fluid, which is responsible for
- absorbing shock
- lubricating the knee joint
- anti inflammatory effect
Changes in synovial fluid and joint degeneration can lead to Osteoarthritis in the knee joint.
Hyaluronic acid (synvisc, cingal, viscosupplements) is a major component of synovial fluid and can provide relief from OA knees with a single use injection. Combine this with physiotherapy, exercise prescription and lifestyle changes and osteoarthritis can be well managed.
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Dr Rose Martel (sports medicine) is the person to ask.......