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Joint lubrication

The natural lubricant of the joints is called hyaluronic acid (HA).

This lubricant in concentrated form can be injected into a joint to increase lubrication.

The lubricant tends to stimulate cartilage cells in order to assist in the natural cartilage repair process, decreasing inflammation and reducing the breakdown of damaged cartilage by degradative enzymes. In arthritic joints, HA tends to provide a smoother feeling joint, less pain, and less inflammation. While most practices require a series of injections, we’ve found that a single concentrated injection works just as well, with benefits from three months to a year. We may add amniotic stem cells or PRP to the HA injection to stimulate tissue healing.

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Joint Lubrication
The natural lubricant of the human joint is called hyaluronic acid (HA). As part of a large, electrically-charged sugar molecule, HA permits water to be absorbed and released from the cartilage surface of the joints. This provides durability and compressibility. Without HA we would all grind to a halt.
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