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Treating Stiff Joints

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If you've got a stiff or injured joint, one of the things you can do is to lubricate the joint. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, Dr. Kevin Stone is able to loosen the joint by injecting hyaluronic acid, the natural lubricant of the joint. Sometimes it's done with growth factors and sometimes just as the joint lubricant.

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