Osteoarthritis (OA) impacts millions of people around the world, causing symptoms ranging from mild aches and stiffness to debilitating pain and immobility. At Kayal Osteoarthritis & Orthobiologics Center, our team of board-certified physicians provides safe, convenient and non-invasive treatment that restores pain-free living to OA patients of all ages.
Osteoarthritis Symptoms & Risk Factors
Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition caused by the breakdown of the joint cushion, or cartilage. Often called “wear-and-tear” or “degenerative” arthritis, osteoarthritis is most often found in people over age 55—though younger patients are also affected. Risk factors for osteoarthritis include overuse, obesity, aging, chronic injury, and heredity. OA symptoms develop over time, typically increasing in severity as damage worsens. Common symptoms include:
- Stiffness with movement (often worse in morning or after inactivity)
- Creaky, achy joints
- Soreness or pain after activity
- Swollen joints
- Joint deformity or enlargement
Using non-operative orthobiologics treatments with great success, the experts at Kayal Osteoarthritis & Orthobiologics Center treat OA pain with a series of safe injections. During your brief appointment, a surgeon will inject a viscosupplement directly into the painful joint. Unlike medications that spread throughout the body, viscosupplements deliver localized joint relief. Based upon your medical history and symptoms, your doctor will recommend the best viscosupplement for your needs. Options include:
These orthobiologic medications are made from hyaluronan: a natural substance found in healthy human tissue and joint fluid. Patients suffering from osteoarthritis do not produce high-quality hyaluronan, so viscoelastic supplementation replaces the joint’s diseased synovial fluid.
Schedule NJ Osteoarthritis Treatment
In addition to viscosupplementation, Kayal Osteoarthritis & Orthobiologics Center physicians treat osteoarthritis dysfunction with bio-cartilage grafting, microfracture treatments, steroid injections, and more. To learn about other treatments, visit our Services page. To speak with a member of our staff or schedule an appointment to discuss your osteoarthritis pain, call or email our Franklin Lakes or Glen Rock facilities. It is our pleasure to care for you, and to provide you with the region’s best joint pain treatments!