A lot of people suffer from diseases of the joints and the musculoskeletal system as a whole, which leads to the question: how to treat it all, and what the success of therapy depends on. Most experts agree that most joint problems can be solved with hyaluronic acid. What is it and what is the benefit of hyaluronic acid for joints?
Hyaluronic acid: description
One of the main substances involved in the structure and function of joints is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan, hyaluronate) – this complex biochemical substance was first obtained in the 20th century from the bovine eye, is the main component in the body for: joint lubrication (synovial fluid), blood, saliva and much more. About 15 g of hyaluronic acid is constantly present in the human body. The main source of hyaluron in the human body is nutrition.
The body receives hyaluronic acid for the most part due to certain bacteria, as well as from natural sources:
- meat products and dishes – stew (with cartilage), boiled meat, cartilage offal (chicken paws, scallops, etc.), meat broth, jellied meat;
- high starch foods – potatoes, beets, radishes, squash;
- cereals – rice, buckwheat, lentils, corn;
- legumes – peas, beans, soy.
Hyaluronic acid for a person and his joints plays a very important role, responsible for the viscosity of the synovial fluid, ensuring sufficient cartilage glide for mobility, flexibility and elasticity of the joint. This substance is involved in the nutrition of articular elements and helps to maintain joint mobility even with a high percentage of destruction. The retention of water in the cartilage is also one of the main tasks of hyaluronic acid, which increases the elasticity and flexibility of the joint. Hyaluron also helps the skin maintain its elasticity and youth through stimulation of collagen production. With age, the production of hyaluronate in the body decreases markedly, this can be seen by the condition of the skin and joints.
Hyaluron injections are successfully used in cosmetology to restore elasticity and health of the skin of the face and body. Hyaluron is part of moisturizing creams for the face, as it is able to attract moisture from the air.
Hyaluronic Acid Joint Treatment
People with joint problems as a result of illness or age need to be treated. Quite often, problems requiring hyaluron injections are diseases of the knee joints. Treatment of knees with hyaluronic acid involves the use of drugs containing an analog of hyaluron. These drugs can compensate for the deficiency of hyaluron in various ways and reduce the effects of joint destruction. When using hyaluron substitutes, the flexibility and elasticity of the joints are restored, pains in the knee pass, including during movement. An injection of hyaluronic acid must be carried out under sterile conditions by a qualified specialist, because there is a certain risk of getting an infection.
There are various uses of these drugs:
For each case and the degree of joint destruction, a different approach is required, but it is considered most effective to inject hyaluronic acid directly into the joint bag, and ointments are recognized only as an adjuvant. Doctors do not recommend medicines containing hyaluronate for oral administration, since these drugs are not able to give the desired result and are only biologically active additives.
Intra-articular injections of hyaluron replenish the amount of articular lubricant, increase its viscosity, soften cartilage, thereby providing more free joint mobility. They provide nutrition for chondrocytes (cartilage), that is, a liquid implant prevents further destruction of the joint. Due to all the above aspects of the use of hyaluron, mobility is fully restored.
Shishkevich Vladimir, orthopedic and traumatologist, project editor-in-chief ExpertNews.
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The clinic in which you plan to carry out intra-articular hyaluron injections should be chosen with special care, being interested in both the reviews about the hospital itself and the reviews about its staff.
The procedure itself for treating joints with hyaluronic acid is an ordinary diagnosis of the disease itself, and the appointment of the necessary procedures. There are the most frequent indications for an injection course of treatment with hyaluron.
Usually, the doctor prescribes injections of hyaluron into the joint, as this is the only method that gives a full-fledged result. Intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid are performed using the syringe included in the kit that comes with the drug. The procedure of the injection itself is a proven technique, difficulties exist only with injections into the hip joint, but they are not a serious problem because of the X-ray control.
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Most often, a rheumatologist prescribes a standard course of treatment – this is 3-5 injections of the drug approximately once a week, the interval between courses is from one month to six months, depending on the prescribed drug and the patient’s condition. In some cases, a rheumatologist prescribes preliminary treatment, for example, with joint inflammation. Usually this treatment is not long, and after passing the course of injections the condition is beyond praise.
Do not worry about the introduction of the drug, since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body.
Possible side effects and contraindications
Hyaluronic acid, although it is a natural substance in the body, sometimes there are side effects from the introduction of drugs of this group into the joint bag, which is caused by minor, but still interference. Joint preparations of hyaluronic acid is the most advanced treatment that helps nourish the joint and restore the possibility of an active lifestyle. Side effects that occur after an injection do not cause serious harm.
- Itching or burning (the introduction of a particular drug is canceled).
- Hemorrhage in the joint bag.
- A bruise at the injection site.
All side effects are eliminated by applying an ice compress to the injection site, with the exception of allergic reactions.
There are various nuances according to which you should not try to carry out the injection procedure yourself. The complexity of the procedure requires medical qualifications and a certain level of accuracy. Also, these nuances include side effects when using these drugs and the available contraindications.
- an allergic reaction to the drug itself and its components;
- skin lesions at the injection site;
- dermatological contraindications;
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Hyaluronic acid for joints: price, types
Preparations containing hyaluronic acid are available in three forms: tablets or capsules, ointments and a solution for injection. Produced both in Russia and abroad. All of them differ in their price, the formulas of many world companies are absolutely identical. In our country, you can find the following drugs for injection in pharmacies that contain sodium hyaluronate:
- domestic – Intraject Hyaloform (3550 rubles), Hyastat (2250 rubles);
- Germany and Austria – Viscosil (8580 rubles), Ostenil (1800-22000 rubles), Sinokrom (2300-5200 rubles);
- USA – Dyuralan Es Jay (9900-15000 rub.), Sinswisk (23000 rub.);
- Great Britain and Ireland – Fermatron (3300 rubles), Suplazin (1850-11000 rubles);
- Italy – Gialgan Ph >
Doctors do not recommend the use of drugs in capsules and tablets, because studies on their effectiveness have not been carried out, and ointments are an addition to the injection form of treatment, since they themselves do not bring the desired effect.
Hyaluronic Acid Injection Reviews
Rheumatologist Igor Vasilievich
With the highest effectiveness of these drugs, different pharmaceutical companies produce a product of different quality, even with the same formula. The individual reaction of each patient as a result of the application can be completely unpredictable. The highest quality result can be achieved only if an intra-articular injection is introduced by a qualified rheumatologist and the patient understands that all the doctor’s instructions are required to be followed.
Margarita, 51 years old:
For many years I have been suffering from osteoarthritis, joint pain practically does not stop. My son, a certified doctor, convinced me to take a course of injections of hyaluronic acid. The course took a month, and the effect pleasantly surprised me. I practically do not feel pain, mobility has completely returned, the stiffness of movements in the morning has disappeared. I am absolutely satisfied with the result and, if everything happens again, I am ready to take this course again. The only negative point is its cost: the entire course of treatment cost more than 20000 rubles.
Nikolay, 71 years old:
The effectiveness of the drug cannot be the subject of controversy. My knee joints are suffering, and I took a course of injections. However, this technique kept me on my feet for only two months. I am terribly disappointed, a much longer result was expected. At the same time, I am going to undergo this procedure again, choosing a more suitable drug and more reliable doctors.
Each person speaks about the method of treating joints with hyaluronic acid in their own way. Intra-articular injections of hyaluronate can lift a person to his feet, and even eliminate the possibility of further development of rheumatological problems.
Each treatment method has its drawbacks, and this type is no exception. However, most hyaluronic acid helps to get rid of problems, if not forever, then at least for a long period. In each individual case, the result may not be entirely satisfactory, but for many this is the only way out for problems with the musculoskeletal system.