Knee injections? They don’t help much for arthritis

by | Jul 15, 2022 | Joint Health | 0 comments

According to the latest large scale analysis, published in the British Medical Journal, injections of lubricants don’t really help knee arthritis sufferers much.

Injections of hyaluronic acid are often offered to those with knee pain. Presumably they provide a bit of cushioning between the thigh bone and the shin bone when your own cartilage has worn thin.

But the research showed only a tiny amount of pain reduction for those who had the procedure, not enough to be clinically relevant.

If injections don’t work, what does?

I use a combination of methods which together have helped many achieve relief and improve their knee function.

Spinal adjustments

Although I’ve used spinal adjustments for more than 40 years as one of the cornerstones of my practice, even I was surprised to learn how effective they were in the treatment of knee pain — more effective than standard knee rehab exercises.

NeuroTactile® Therapy

Many of my patients feel a new spring in their step after I use a series of NeuroTactile® Therapy strokes for the quadriceps muscle, the knee joint, and around the kneecap.

The plié

This foundational exercises of dance technique is the best rehab program for the knees.

Just walking

Ten minutes of walking a day is all it takes to prevent osteoarthritis of the knee.

Dr. Lavine has been an innovator in the use of movement and touch to promote health since 1981. He practices in New York City and Princeton, NJ.

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