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Home Remedies for Knee Pain

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out. Place a folded towel under your knee. Press down into the towel for 10 seconds, then relax. Repeat this 10x per affected knee x 3 sets.
  2. Again sitting on the floor, you point your toes to the ceiling and raise your knee straight up 15cm from the floor. Hold for 10 seconds, then relax. Repeat this 10x per affected knee x 3 sets.
  3. Turn your toes inward 30 degrees, and repeat step 2.
  4. Turn your toes outwards 30 degrees, and repeat step 2.

Brands of Hyaluronic Acid Injection that can help with Knee Pain Relief?

  1. Synvisc
  2. Orthovisc
  3. Monovisc

Best Doctors for Knee Joint Hyaluronic Acid gel Injections in Singapore

  1. Orthopedic surgeons who specialise in the knee
  2. Sports physicians who have interest in the knee
  3. Medical doctors with special interest in OA Knees

What is Synvisc?

Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is a Hyaluronic Acid Injection. It supplements the fluid in your knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint and can provide six months of osteoarthritis symptomatic knee pain relief.

What is the science behind Hyaluronic Acid Injection into your knee joint?

In osteoarthritis, the joint fluid (called synovial fluid) in your keen can breakdown. Hence the volume is reduced, and your knee will lack the cushioning it requires. Hyaluronic Acid supplements your knee joint fluid to relieve the pain and improve your knee joint’s natural shock absorbing abilities.

How Safe and Effective is Knee Hyaluronic Acid Gel Injection?

In the last 10 years, more than 5 million knee Hyaluronic Acid Gel injections have been administered in the US.

What is Synvise made from?

The injection contains a gel called Hyaluronan derived from rooster combs. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in our body, skin of your face etc. It is present in huge volumes in our knee, shoulder elbow joints etc. Our body’s own Hyaluronan acts like a pocketed spring in our joints. It absorbs shock, cushions the impact of a landing and is required for smooth functioning of our joint.

Who is Suitable for Synvise?

Synvisc-One is suitable for people with mild – moderate knee osteoarthritis who experience persistent knee pain despite diet, exercise and over-the-counter pain medication. It is not a magic bullet, and in majority of cases achieves relief for 6 months. In patients who this fails, the next step is surgical management.

How is Synvise administered?

Synvisc-One is a single-dose 6ml treatment that is injected directly into your knee by your doctor. It is a 5 min procedure done in an office setting. For synvisc, its a 2ml syringe, so 3 weekly sessions are administered. Both last for 6 months and up, so repeat treatment can be administered in 6 months time.

Who provides Synvise-One?

Synvisc-One is commonly administered by a specialist trained in treating knee osteoarthritis, such as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, a sports physician, a wellness lifestyle physician.

What is the Cost of Synvise-One in Singapore?

Prices start from $900 per syringe. Most patients knee 1-2 syringes over 6 months, for the affected knee.

What is the Medical Indication for Hyaluronic Acid Injection to your Knees?

Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.

Who are not suitable for Hyaluronic Acid Injection into the knee?

Synvisc-One is only indicated for your knee. Patients need to inform the doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to Synvise or any hyaluronan-based products. Allergic reactions, some which can be potentially severe, have been reported during the use of Synvisc-One. Should not be used in patients with an infected knee joint, skin disease or infection around the area where the injection will be given, and should be used with caution when there is swelling of the knee ( effusion ) or legs due to problems with venous stasis or lymphatic drainage.

Inform the doctor if you are allergic to products from birds – such as feathers, eggs or poultry – or if your leg is swollen or infected, or pain worsens after injection.

Synvisc-One has not been tested in children (≤21years old), pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child. Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment.

What are the Side Effects of Synvise?

The side effects sometimes seen after Synvisc include (<2% each):

Pain, swelling, heat, redness, and sensation of fluid fullness around the knee.

This is temporary and dissipates with knee stretching exercises. Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects after treatment with Synvisc. Your doctor will prescribe your post-care exercises to improve the distribution of your Hyaluronic Acid Injections.

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