Do Gel Injections Work for Bone-on-Bone Knees

Bone on bone is a condition whereby osteoarthritis has progressed to advanced stages resulting in the cartilage thinning out excessively. As a result, there is limited cushioning on the knee joint causing the bones to rub against each other. Bone on bone knees often cause excruciating knee pain, inflammation, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Living with these symptoms can be daunting.

Hence, if you are seeking a no-surgery treatment option for managing it, you may be wondering if gel shots help with bone-on-bone knees?

The good news is that many of our patients have bone on bone knees and report excellent pain relief! Every person is different so how long the results last also varies from patient to patient. Some patients get long lasting results with 3-5 series of gel injections. On the other hand, some patients have to repeat the gel injections every 6 months for sustainable results.

How Do Gel Injections Work for Bone on Bones?

Gel therapy for bone on bone involves injecting a gel-like substance in the knee joint. The gel, made of hyaluronic acid, substitutes the synovial fluid that is naturally found in the knees. It provides lubrication to the knee joint, reducing friction between the bones and alleviating pain. Hyaluronic acid injections also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can further contribute to pain relief and improved joint function.

Benefits of Gel Injections for Bone-on-Bone knees?

Gel injections offer numerous benefits for bone-on-bone knees as follows:

  • Provide a cushioning effect alleviating pain
  • Improve lubrication promoting mobility
  • It is a non-invasive treatment option with minimal recovery time, if any.
  • Cost effective option for managing bone to bone arthritis compared to surgery.

If you have bone on bone knee arthritis, PLEASE call a friendly new patient specialist at the Joint Relied Institute to book your initial consultation. Our specialists will examine your knees and recommend a personalized treatment plan, taking into account the severity of osteoarthritis, your overall health, and mobility goals. Please call us at (708) 722-7514 in Chicago or (952) 214-4278 in Minneapolis for more information and to book your initial consultation. 

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