Researchers recently studied 54 clinical trials and found that injecting hyaluronic acid into the knee offers better pain relief than acetaminophen, anti-inflammatory drugs, and even steroids. Hyaluronic acid is a natural lubricant of the joint.
Hyaluronic acid, which essentially helps the skin retain moisture, has also been used as a pain reliever for those suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee.
Hyaluronic acid carries fewer and less severe side effects than some of the medications typically used to reduce pain caused by wear and tear in the knee.
In light of recent findings, the hyaluronic acid is now likely to be considered a legitimate option to other medications. It might have been used as a last resort in the past, but that is now likely to change.
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