Injections to improve symptoms
Dr. Farr may prescribe injections to improve knee pain symptoms, joint lubrication and alter the biochemical environment.
Viscosupplements offer relief by possibly improving joint lubrication on the short term and altering the biochemical environment in the intermediate term. These are typically derivatives of a naturally occurring substance in the knee—hyaluronic acid.
Corticosteroids are drugs that act as anti-inflammatories and immunosuppressants to improve knee pain symptoms. These typically mimic the body's natural corticosteroids, but in a larger, more targeted dose at the knee joint specifically.