Intra-articular injections (blockades, hyaluronic acid)
Hyaluronic acid is a natural part of the joint, synovial fluid, and its role is to lubricate the joint, facilitate movement and absorb the mechanical forces acting on the joint. Hyaluronic acid injections, known as viscosupplementation, are an integral part of so-called non-surgical or conservative treatment of arthrosis or osteoarthritis of the joints, and are recommended for those patients who have initial or moderate degenerative changes. As a rule, injections are given by specialists according to all the rules of aseptic work, and it is very important to combine this treatment with other conservative methods, such as physical therapy, moderate physical activity, cycling, weight management, and the use of painkillers. This treatment can significantly improve the quality of life, reduce pain, facilitate movement and delay the use of surgical treatments.