How To Increase Synovial Fluid In Knee

How To Increase Synovial Fluid In Knee



How to increase synovial fluid in our body?


Normally the synovial fluid works like oil for the knee and makes the movements smoothOsteoarthritis (OA) starts as the lack or loss of this articulate (surface) cartilage and then progresses into involvement with the surrounding bone, tissues, and synovial fluid. One of the risk Factors overuse or under use of the joints.

How To Increase Synovial Fluid In Knee

Nonsurgical management starts with weight loss and muscle strengthening. Each pound of weight can putup to 6 pounds worth of pressure on the knee joint during activity. Thus people of a larger size tend to develop arthritis at an earlier age and to a greater severity than their slim counterparts.


Muscle strength is also vital in combating osteoarthritis

Exercises that will increase quadriceps, hamstring and calf strength include ¼ squats, leg press and leg extension. These exercises should be pain free and done with limited flexion or bending of the knee, not greater than 45 degrees. In addition to these focused strengthening exercises cardiovascular exercise such as cycling, elliptical, rollerblading, and swimming will also be beneficial. Strengthening exercises should be done at least 3x/week to build muscle strength.

Bracing 


Knee braces are available for treatment of medial compartmental osteoarthritis (arthritis on the inside of the knee joint

Medications 


In addition to weight loss and strengthening, anti-inflammatory medications may also help decrease symptoms

Nutritional Supplements 


Supplements such as glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are widely used but not regulated by the FDA. Glucosamine, an aminomonosaccharide, is a primary component of connective tissue (including cartilage

Viscosupplementation 


Within the knee joint synovial fluid is highly viscous which provides a friction-free environment. Hyaluronic acid (HA) which is present in our synovial fluid is also found in most body tissues

Cortisone Injection 


Injection of cortisone into the knee joint has been shown to be effective for ‘flares’ of arthritis symptoms, as they are a direct acting anti-inflammatory medication

Surgical Treatment Options 

Chondroplasty 

In addition to nonsurgical management of osteoarthritis, several surgical options exist. Surgical options include first a knee arthroscopy (scope) and chondroplasty. Chondroplasty is a smoothing of roughened articulate

Abrasion / Microfracture 

Abrasion arthroplasty, or micro-fracture, is appropriate for small areas of exposed bone or complete loss of cartilage