Frequently Asked Questions


Our procedure is approved by Medicare and most private insurance plans.

We have nearly 4,000 5-star reviews online from happy patients that have experienced dramatic pain relief from our procedure and several clinical studies have found that viscosupplementation can provide pain relief and improve function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or shoulder, compared to a Placebo. We maximize the effectiveness of this treatment by placing the medicine precisely where it’s needed for maximum pain relief with our live imaging technology. We also have 12 different gels to try, based on your specific diagnosis and we provide a holistic health plan to ensure you are getting the most out of your treatment.

We specialize in the treatment of knee and shoulder pain without surgery or opioids using gel injections that are FDA approved.

Yes, gel injections are safe and approved by the FDA.

Gel injections are fully approved by Medicare and most private insurance plans. If your insurance does not cover it, we have many self-pay options available to meet your budget. We do our best to make this treatment as affordable as possible regardless of your financial or insurance situation.

We’ve been in business since 2015.

We have 3 locations in the Chicagoland area: Northbrook, Oak Brook and Orland Park. We have 1 location in the Minneapolis area: Edina.

    1. 2215 Sanders Rd, Suite 110N, Northbrook, IL 60062
    2. 600 22nd Street, Suite 102, Oak Brook IL, 60523
    3. 60 Orland Square Drive, Suite 101, Orland Park IL, 60462
    4. 7201 Ohms Lane, Suite 150, Edina, Minnesota 55439

We get arthritis in our joints for various reasons – this is a great question that can be answered in detail by our providers during your consultation.


This is a great question that can be answered in detail by our providers during your consultation.

Yes, you might have fluid inside your knee. We can evaluate this during your consultation and drain the fluid if necessary.

The Procedure:

In very rare cases, hyaluronic acid injections can lead to temporary pain, redness and swelling in the joint. There are no harmful long term effects from hyaluronic acid.

Most patients tell us they’re surprised when we are done because they didn’t even realize we started! We take many steps to ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible; including spraying the area with cold spray and using Lidocaine to numb the area.

Viscosupplementation is a medical procedure used to treat osteoarthritis, particularly in the knee joint. It involves injecting a gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid into the joint. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the synovial fluid that lubricates and cushions the joint. In osteoarthritis, the hyaluronic acid becomes thinner and less effective at lubricating the joint, leading to pain and stiffness. By injecting hyaluronic acid into the joint, viscosupplementation aims to restore the normal viscosity and lubricating properties of the synovial fluid, thereby reducing pain and improving joint function.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the synovial fluid that lubricates and cushions the joint. 

Fluoroscopy is a medical imaging technique that uses a continuous X-ray beam to create real-time, moving images of the internal structures of a patient's body. We use it during our procedure to guide the placement of the needle. During fluoroscopy, the X-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined, and the transmitted radiation is detected by a fluoroscope, which is essentially a specialized X-ray detector. The images produced by fluoroscopy are displayed on a monitor and can be viewed by the medical team performing the procedure.

For some patients, the pain relief from a single series of gel injections will last for years. Other patients might come back for another series of injections six months later. Repeating the treatment is safe and FDA-approved.

Our goal is for new patient appointments to take less than one hour. A new patient appointment consists of; new patient paperwork, diagnosis from a provider, complimentary insurance review and the treatment itself, which usually takes less than 15 minutes!

The only restriction after treatment is to avoid submerging the treated joint in water for 24 hours, NOT including a shower, otherwise, you are free to go about normal activities!

The injections should help relieve pain and if you are not able to walk well or use stairs due to pain, then you should move better when you have less pain as a result.


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