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Has anyone used hyaluronic acid, for treating arthritis?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

I use it freqently for persons with moderate knee arthritis.
It is safe well tolerated and works pretty well for about a six month period of time. It does not cure anything but i find it works for a few years in an individual. At that point the arthritis has worsened and then knee replacement is usually necessary.

In brief: Yes

I use it freqently for persons with moderate knee arthritis.
It is safe well tolerated and works pretty well for about a six month period of time. It does not cure anything but i find it works for a few years in an individual. At that point the arthritis has worsened and then knee replacement is usually necessary.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Minimally effective!

Some benefit if injected into joints in various forms by a doctor. They do require a series of 3-4 injections per joint, and some benefit, additive with nsaids, showed better relief of pain.
However, and this is big: no clinical studies show delayed progression of osteoarthritis, as of yet! losing weight is more effective, certainly for weight bearing joints!

In brief: Minimally effective!

Some benefit if injected into joints in various forms by a doctor. They do require a series of 3-4 injections per joint, and some benefit, additive with nsaids, showed better relief of pain.
However, and this is big: no clinical studies show delayed progression of osteoarthritis, as of yet! losing weight is more effective, certainly for weight bearing joints!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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