Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of knee and hip pain. OA can affect young and old alike but more often affects people over the age of 40 -predominantly those that have been active and those that still are.
If you suffer from arthritis you will be all too familiar with the range of symptoms that it causes and their effect upon your life.
The potential benefits of Durolane for OA sufferers include:
- Directly treats the affected joint
- Repeatable as required
- May help to avoid or delay hip or knee replacement surgery
- Long-term freedom from knee pain
- Simple & quick to administer
- Drug-free alternative to pills
Durolane has been developed specifically to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knee. It works by restoring the lubricating and shock-absorbing properties of joint fluid, which are depleted in osteoarthritis.
Qualified Patients will receive at NO COST:
- Medical Exam to diagnose OA in the Knee
- Laboratory Evaluations
- Study Medication/Injection
- Money for time & travel (up to $480.00)
To be eligible you must be:
- Between 40 and 80 years old
- Symptomatic OA in the Knee
- Diagnosed at least 3 months ago
Who Gets Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis occurs most often in older people. Younger people sometimes get osteoarthritis, primarily from joint injuries.
What Causes Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis usually happens gradually over time. Some risk factors that might lead to it include:
- Being overweight
- Getting older
- Joint injury
- Joints that are not properly formed
- A genetic defect in joint cartilage
- Stresses on the joints from certain jobs and playing sports
Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects cartilage. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over each other. It also helps absorb the shock of movement. In osteoarthritis, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. This allows bones under the cartilage to rub together. The rubbing causes pain, swelling, and loss of motion of the joint. Over time, the joint may lose its normal shape. Also, bone spurs may grow on the edges of the joint. Bits of bone or cartilage can break off and float inside the joint space, which causes more pain and damage. People with osteoarthritis often have joint pain and reduced motion. Unlike some other forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects only joints and not internal organs. Rheumatoid arthritis——the second most common form of arthritis–affects other parts of the body besides the joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis.
Warning signs of osteoarthritis are:
- Stiffness in a joint after getting out of bed or sitting for a long time
- Swelling or tenderness in one or more joints
- A crunching feeling or the sound of bone rubbing on bone.
No single test can diagnose osteoarthritis. Most doctors use several methods to diagnose the disease and rule out other problems:
- Medical history
- Physical exam
- X rays
- Other tests such as blood tests or exams of the fluid in the joints.
How Is Osteoarthritis Diagnosed?
Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint. It occurs most often in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. What Is Osteoarthritis?
How Is Osteoarthritis Treated?
Doctors often combine treatments to fit a patient’s needs, lifestyle, and health. Osteoarthritis treatment has four main goals:
• Improve joint function
• Keep a healthy body weight
• Control pain
• Achieve a healthy lifestyle