Joint Fluid Therapy
Joint pain can rob you of life’s simplest pleasures. Imagine not being able to engage in your favorite sport, leisure routines or an adventure excursion…the list is endless. At Tree of Life Health Services, we utilize a proven treatment method for knee injuries, Joint Fluid Therapy. For many years, this therapy, also known as visco-supplementation, has been providing relief to patients the world over, who have since gone back to their active lifestyles after being treated.
Visco-supplementation, simply, is the replacement of natural lubricants found in healthy joints. Its purpose is increasing joint cushioning and lubrication as well as reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
The main issue with knee osteoarthritis is often the degeneration of articular cartilage, i.e. the smooth lining on the ends where leg bones meet to form the knee joints. This cartilage gives the knee joints freedom of movement by lowering friction and serving as a “shock-absorber”. When this cartilage deteriorates, it causes joint pain which decreases function.
This cartilage is kept slippery by the joint fluid, which is secreted by the synovial membrane (the joint lining). This fluid, otherwise called the synovial fluid, is housed in a soft tissue enclosure around the knee joints, the joint capsule. A very important component of the synovial fluid is the hyaluronic acid which helps the joints in collection and holding of water, therefore, improving lubrication and lowering friction. This also enhances the movement and working of cells within the joint. Knee osteoarthritis causes joint pain by a decrease in the amount of hyaluronic acid found in the synovial fluid. This therapy works by replacing the depleted Hyaluronic Acid in the knees.
How do we go about this Therapy?
At Tree of Life, there is no road we have not been down when it comes to visco-supplementation treatments. With our extensive experience team we strive to deliver the very best in this therapeutic treatment. Normally, the carry out a series of hyaluronic acid injections directly into the synovial region of the knees. We give these injections regularly, typically weekly for up to five weeks. If successful, the pain goes away – and we usually recommend to repeat this process every six months, for as many years as this treatment is effective.
At Tree of Life Health Services, we have earned our superior reputation the old fashioned way…by providing exemplary treatments, visco-supplementation included, to our patients. With our wide experience and dedication to offering high quality service.
We are the only name you need for all your joint, muscle and bone treatments. Get in touch with us today and experience our professionally-managed treatments like joint fluid therapy.