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Non-Invasive Joint Pain Treatment in Pittsburgh, PA

Viscosupplementation Injections

Welcome to PT Family Medicine, your premier destination for comprehensive sports medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. We understand the significance of peak performance and the impact that joint pain can have on your training regimen. That's why we're thrilled to introduce our cutting-edge viscosupplementation injections, designed to support athletes in overcoming joint discomfort and pain.

Our viscosupplementation injections are a non-surgical solution aimed at replenishing the natural lubricant in the joints, reducing pain, and improving mobility. Whether you're a professional athlete or a dedicated fitness enthusiast, our team of experienced physicians is committed to providing personalized care to help you achieve your athletic goals.

We offer a holistic approach to sports medicine, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care. Discover how viscosupplementation injections can elevate your athletic performance and keep you at the top of your game.

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Non-Invasive Treatment for Osteoarthritis in Athletes

Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Athletes

Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is a molecule naturally found in the human body. It's a popular ingredient in skincare products due to its ability to retain moisture and promote healthy, hydrated skin.

But hyaluronic acid also plays a crucial role in synovial fluid, which lubricates and protects our joints, allowing for smooth and pain-free movement. Clinical studies have demonstrated that hyaluronic acid can provide effective and longer-lasting pain relief for osteoarthritis compared to steroid injections, with fewer side effects.

Additionally, it helps restore the joint's fluid environment, reducing knee stiffness, improving mobility, and potentially delaying the need for knee replacement surgery.

PT Family Medicine is proud to offer HA viscosupplementation injections to help athletes recover faster from joint pain and get back to the spots they love. Embrace the power of hyaluronic acid for natural pain relief and joint support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are they called “viscosupplementation injections?”

"Viscosupplementation injections" are named as such because they involve injecting a viscous substance – in this case, hyaluronic acid – into the joint to improve lubrication and cushioning, especially in cases of osteoarthritis.

How long does it take to experience pain relief after receiving viscosupplementation injections?

Patients often report significant pain relief two to three months after the initial injection, though individual results may vary. Dr. Wong will work with you to determine the best treatment plan and follow-up schedule for your specific needs.

Are there any restrictions or limitations post-injection?

While some patients may experience temporary discomfort or swelling at the injection site, they are typically able to resume their regular activities shortly after the procedure.

How can I get started with the best sports medicine specialist near me?

At PT Family Medicine, it’s important to us that our sports medicine services are as accessible as possible. We’ve made it easy to request an appointment – just using our online scheduling tool to select a time that works for you, and we’ll reach out as soon as possible.