The injections may sound painful but most patients report they can hardly
feel the needle and is normally very well tolerated - and pain relief can
last many months.
Although no guarantee can be given we have found at the Clinic injection
work can significantly improve patient lives. In the case of hyaluronic acid
injections (Ostenil Plus) these act as a lubricant and shock absorber - all
we are doing is topping up the levels within the joint cavity.
Note for knee injections we recommend initial diagnosis by X-ray and /or
Further reading and websites:
Arthritis Foundation article about Hyaluronic Acid injections:
"Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Osteoarthritis. The weight of evidence
suggests that a shot in the knee may bring some OA patients relief."
Arthritis Research UK discussion on hyaluronic acid injections of the knee:
Boots Website on hyaluronic acid injections: