A NEW treatment for osteoarthritis in Cheltenham with 88% success
At Skelian in Cheltenham, we pride ourselves on providing the very best standards in treatment as well as providing the best options for patients. We believe that patients should be educated about their problem and told what options of treatment are available, so that the patient can make an informed choice on their treatment and health.
We are very proud to be offering a wider range of treatments, now we have specialist physio Jonathan Wride working at Skelian in Cheltenham. Being a specialist physio working in Cheltenham, he is able to provide some fantastic treatments. We are now able to provide the latest treatment for osteoarthritis with a joint-protecting Hyaluronic acid injection.
Hyaluronic acid has been used in medicine for over 10 years to help relieve the pain and reduce the progression of osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurrs within all joints; it has been shown to reduce in quality and quantity in arthritic joints. According to the NHS website, Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes joints to become stiff and painful and the most common type of arthritis in the UK.
Predominantly, osteoarthritis can cause joint discomfort and stiffness. In some cases patients can also experience a grating or crackling sound when moving the affected joints, tenderness when touching the joint. It is also known that people can have as swelling around the joint as well.
Generally, the severity of the pain/symptoms can vary from patient to patient. Ranging from mild discomfort to significant restriction in movement and pain.
In other cases, symptoms can be mild and can be transient (come and go). Other people can experience more continuous and severe problems which make it difficult to carry out everyday activities.
Most joints in the body can be affected by osteoarthritis, but the condition most often causes issues in the small joints in the body such as hands and feet, hips and knees.
This new exciting technique that is available at Skelian in Cheltenham, was developed in Germany, and is called ‘Suplasyn – one shot’.
The injection “coats and protects” the inside of your joints whilst also promoting healing. Some Studies have shown that with just 1 injection, 88% of people achieved a significant decrease in their pain and an increase in activity levels for over 6 months!
In Jonathan’s professional opinion, “This treatment is particularly good for knee and hip joints, although can be used for ANY arthritic joint. It is a more effective and safer option than taking anti-inflammatory medications, which can damage your stomach lining.”
At Skelian Chiropractic clinic in Cheltenham, all of our injections are performed with ultrasound guidance to ensure 100% accuracy. Jonathan firmly believes that the better accuracy you have during the procedure, the better the chances of producing a positive outcome from the treatment.
If you would like to speak to one of our practitioners for further details about Hyaluronic acid injections. Please give the clinic a call if you or anyone you know would look to benefit from this fantastic new treatment.
Treatment cost: £185 per injection
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