Hyaluronic Acid for Osteoarthritis : does it work?

hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis

A new study involving 12,667 people has shown injections with hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis doesn’t work.

Surprise, surprise! Another miracle treatment that doesn’t work. There has been a massive review  study done into hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis and whether it is effective re-lubricating the joint.

The study was very comprehensive by reviewing 87 other research projects. All in all these studies 12,677 people with knee osteoarthritis.

The Washington Post explains this study on  hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis really well and you can read about it here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/liquid-injections-for-knee-arthritis-do-not-prove-to-be-helpful-in-studies/2012/06/08/gJQAf7EhVV_story.html

Am I surprised about this? Not really. If the body sets it own equilibrium and if it has reduced the amount of fluid in the joint it has done it because that is how it thinks it should be. If you replace this liquid with hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis the body will simply work at reducing the amount again to get it back to the level it thinks it should be.

So back to the drawing board again. At the moment hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis is a complete waste of money and, as with any invasive procedure, there are inherent risks such as infection.

Have you used hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis ?

Did it work for you? Let us know what you think by leaving your comments below.

What Else Can You Try Other Than Hyaluronic Acid for Osteoarthritis?

At the moment natural methods are proving much more successful at treating osteoarthritis. Even the American College of Rheumatology didn’t strongly recommend any drug therapy or any type of injection for osteoarthritis. They only form of treatment they strongly recommended was exercises.

Rather than using something like hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis you could try a more natural and much safer route of using natural treatments such as heat and cold pack, supplements, rest, activity, self massage and  a targeted exercise program.

To find more about these treatments for osteoarthritis sign up for my free course on Pain Management for Osteoarthritis.

 

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