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Arthritic Knee Pain

Have you stopped enjoying doing the things you love most in life and become a slave to your knee pain? Have prescription and over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) even conservative treatments like physical therapy failed to reduce your pain? Do you wish there was an easier, long lasting way to get rid of your unwanted arthritic knee pain?

If you said yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. In fact, you are one of the nearly 9.5 million Americans who suffer with osteoarthritis of the knee! Well, there is a now quick and easy solution for putting an end to your frustrations…

That’s right, now there is a way for you to break the endless cycle of constant pain and suffering! You too may be able to join the scores of area residents who already enjoy activities like golf and tennis without all the hassle of knee pain, thanks to Joint Viscosupplementation Therapy.

Joint Viscosupplementaion Therapy

At Last, a Better Way To Beat Arthritic Knee Pain!

It’s true, medical science has now provided you with an innovative drug and surgery free treatment option for your osteoarthritic knee pain. In fact, this treatment has been found to not only work as a long lasting pain reliever, but it may also help restore some or all of the knee movement you thought you’ve lost forever!

I know right now you’re probably thinking to yourself, “This sounds just too good to be true!” And to tell you the truth, if I were in your shoes reading this for the first time, I’d probably be thinking the same thoughts; however, please put aside your skepticism for a moment and continue reading as

Now I’d Like To Answer Some of the Common Questions I Get Regarding Joint Viscosupplementation Therapy…

Q. How Do I Know If I Am A Candidate For Joint Viscosupplementation Therapy?
The first step in determining if you are a candidate for this treatment is to be examined by a doctor specifically trained in this form of therapy. From the examination it will be determined if JVT is right for you. Generally speaking, Joint Viscosupplementation Therapy can be used on anyone who has mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee and experiences pain with or without activity or exercise. Additional criteria include a history of intolerance to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, with mild pain medicines (acetaminophen) being ineffective. Additionally, if conservative therapy (exercise and physical therapy) has failed and there is no large swelling in the knee you may also be a candidate for this treatment. Although Joint Viscosupplementation Therapy is generally well tolerated, it may not work for everyone; therefore, further considerations specific to your condition should be discussed after your examination with a physician

Q. What Is The Specific Medicine That Makes Up Viscosupplementation Therapy?
Synvisc Viscosupplementation Therapy is an innovative non-drug, non-steroidal treatment that is derived from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the cartilage of the knee. When injected into the knee, this substance acts as a cushion and shock absorber to an otherwise inefficient knee joint and helps relieve your pain by restoring knee function.

Q. How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The treatment consists of a series of 5 injections given once a week over a period of 5 weeks. The injections are safe and effective and can relieve pain for up to 14 months. If JVT is helping, additional rounds of treatment can be initiated as needed. Again, your doctor will determine the best treatment protocol for your specific case.

Q. What Complications or Side Effects Are Possible?
Since Joint Viscosupplementation Therapy is a natural substance the side effects are minimal, with the most common being temporary pain, swelling and/or fluid in the treated knee (about 2% of the cases). Other side effects such as a rash have been reported but to a lesser extent.

Q. Is Treatment Covered By Insurance?
Most insurance companies including Medicare do cover Joint Viscosupplementation Therapy for the treatment of knee pain associated with osteoarthritis that is medically necessary. Each insurance company, however, has its own rules for medical necessity and the types of therapies that are covered. For your convenience, I have the friendliest staff you will ever meet and they can help you determine whether your insurance plan will cover treatment. If so, they are all trained in handling the often-confusing paperwork that needs to be filled out if you are using your insurance.

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