Arthritis affects 54.4 million U.S. adults, about 1 in 4. It is a major cause of work disability and one of the most common chronic conditions in the nation.(1)
Osteoarthritis(OA) is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease in which the cartilage that covers the ends of the bone in the joint is deteriorated and causes loss of movement as the bone rubs against bone.
More than 27 million U.S. adults have symptomatic osteoarthritis, and women are three times more likely than men to develop primary generalized osteoarthritis.
Traditionally, treatment for OA includes the use of painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs).While each can be helpful to control pain, they may also accelerate the degeneration of articular surfaces — ultimately ruining the body's ability to repair cartilage. In some cases, treatment options may also include:
- Topical medications
- Joint injections (shots; intra-articular injections)
Compounded Solutions for Join Pain Relief
Compounding is an essential service in healthcare, especially among patients for whom commercially-available medications are not as effective. It is an excellent choice for those who desire to take a preventative approach to their health and is suitable at all stages of life, from infancy to adulthood and senior care. Physicians may request compounded medications for joint pain relief in a particular formulation which is intended to soothe inflammation without introducing the risk of adverse side effects and reactions to substances other forms of medication. When sufficient pain relief is not achieved through physical therapy, an over-the-counter pain reliever, or prescription medication, the next method of treatment may be an intra-articular injection. An intra-articular injection is a shot delivered directly into the joint.
A Powerful Combination
Hyaluronic Acid is a common molecule that has a unique property of retaining water. When mixed with water is forms a thick-gel like substance. Specifically at younger ages, your body produces hyaluronic acid to form cartilage, provide elasticity to skin, and even help your eyes move in a fluid motion. With osteoarthritis, this substance can rapidly break down and lead to a worsening of the condition. For this, Intra-articular injections aim to increase lubrication, reduce pain, and improve the range of motion in a joint.
Lidocaine HCl is most popular for its local anesthetic activity. However, in the intra-articular space, lidocaine acts as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent.
Innovation compounding offers Lidocaine HCl + Hyaluronic Acid for intra-articular injection. *This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration(FDA).
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