If you think you may have knee OA pain, talk to your doctor.
The sooner you speak with your doctor, the sooner you can begin treating your pain.
Treatment options for knee OA
If you have knee osteoarthritis, your doctor may recommend exercise and weight loss to help reduce knee pain and stiffness.8 Exercises that strengthen muscles and improve stamina may be most effective.7 You should avoid activities that cause excess pain in your joints.2
Another option to relieve your knee pain is drug therapy such as non-prescription pain relievers (like acetaminophen) or drugs that reduce inflammation, including ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen, or prescription medication such as narcotics. If these options do not work well enough, other treatments that may be considered include knee injections with a corticosteroid (cortisone) or a hyaluronate (like TRILURON®) or surgery.2
Treatment with TRILURON®
TRILURON® is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis for people who do not get enough relief from simple pain medications (e.g., acetaminophen), exercise, and physical therapy. A clinical study has shown that TRILURON® is an effective treatment option for patients with knee OA pain.1
When should you not take TRILURON®
You should not take this product if you have had any previous allergic reaction to TRILURON® or similar material, e.g., hyaluronate products. You should not have an injection into the knee if you have infections or skin diseases around the injection site.2
Talk to your doctor to find out if TRILURON® is right for you.
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