Don’t let knee pain stop you.
Many people suffer from osteoarthritis, a condition in which the natural cushioning between the joints wears away. When this happens, the bones of the joints rub closely against one another with less of the shock absorbing benefits of cartilage. The rubbing results in pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased ability to move, and the formation of bone spurs.
Our knee cartilage makes a natural substance called hyaluronic acid that nourishes and lubricates the knee. As we age or damage the cartilage, our body makes less of this substance and the quality is diminished.
Fortunately, scientists have developed a way to synthetically make this substance so that we can inject it back into the knee and supplement your own natural lubrications.
These injections could help you step back into an active lifestyle. Call Cunningham Orthopaedics today at 732-264-5454 for an appointment with Dr. Cunningham in our Holmdel or Sayreville office.