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A safe, effective and natural treatment of knee arthritis

by Dr. Tan Burns-Tran, D.C.

What is Osteoarthritis?
OA is a degenerative disease which the cartilage in joints gradually wears away. The degenerative process usually begins at age 45. However, OA can affect adults in their 20s and 30s.

What are the signs and symptoms?
Aches and pains, especially with motion
Stiffness, especially in the morning and when standing up
"Clicking, grinding, grating and catching" sensations
Limited motion
Swelling
How does Osteoarthritis damage your knees?
Normally, smooth, firm tissue called cartilage covers and protects the ends of your bones. The fluid in the joint contains a substance called hyaluronate, which acts as a "shock absorber" and lubricant so that the knee joint can work properly.
When you have OA of the knee
The joint fluid may lose its ability to protect the joint
Smooth cartilage that normally protects the ends of the knee bones may lose its cushioning effect or become pitted and frayed. Large areas of cartilage may even wear away completely, so the bones scrape painfully over each other
Cartilage breakdown may cause the joint to lose its shape, and the bone ends may thicken and form bony spurs
Fragments of bone or cartilage may float in the joint space, causing further damage and pain
What is HYALGAN?

HYALGAN is a solution that contains a natural substance called hyaluronate. Hyaluronate is normally found in the fluid the lubricates and cushions your knee joints. HYALGAN is injected into your knee to relieve pain.

HYALGAN is a treatment option for people who do not get adequate pain relief from simple painkillers (like Tyelenol or Advil) or from exercise and physical therapy.

HYALGAN is skillfully injected directly into your knee by our medical staff

HYALGAN is a 5 injection regimen given at weekly intervals that provides long-lasting pain relief for up to 6 months!
Some patients get benefits with just 3 injections given at weekly intervals.
Our trained staff may use an Ultrasound to accurately guide the HYALGAN for greater effectiveness
The staff at Essential Integrative Medicine is proud to offer this safe, effective and natural non surgical option for debilitating knee arthritis. A complimentary consultation to determine whether HYALGAN treatment is right for you is always available. Please call our office for an immediate appointment.