Hyaluronic Acid Injections Specialist

Roger Kasendorf, DO -  - Osteopathic Physician

Roger Kasendorf, DO

Osteopathic Physician & Physical Rehabilitation located in La Jolla, CA

Dr. Roger Kasendorf and his staff serve the residents of La Jolla and many other nearby California neighborhoods. The doctor offers hyaluronic acid injections as well osteopathic manipulations as part of many personalized pain management plans.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid can be found naturally in the human body. A person normally uses approximately one third of the amount the body has on hand each day. It is one of the elements that promotes inflammation if an injury has occurred. It is a gooey substance that offers cushion and support to injured or damaged areas of the body. Hyaluronic acid has both cosmetic and healing benefits. It has been widely used as a dermal filler to increase the plumpness of lips and eliminate wrinkles. It is also used in joints and near wounds to help prevent further injury and increase lubrication in the area.

What are the Benefits of Using Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance. It is found throughout the human body, and in most cases, offers few known side effects. Because it is found in the body, there are limited allergic reactions, mostly dependent on how it is formulated. In its natural form, hyaluronic acid is a thick, "gooey" substance. It helps to stimulate inflammation immediately after an injury, but can also be used to help support the wounded area later, allowing the inflammation to dissipate and relieving pain. When used to treat damaged joints, hyaluronic acid can be used as a lubricant. Its thickness allows it to remain in place for long periods of time without wearing away or dissolving. 

How Long Does a Hyaluronic Acid Injection Work?

Each person will have a different response to hyaluronic acid injections, especially when it comes to controlling joint pain. In most cases, patients receive injections for 3 to 5 weeks, one shot each week. How long the benefits last will depend on the severity of the injury, other treatment methods being used, and what type of activities the patient participates in. It is extremely important for a person who is receiving these types of injections to report all changes in their condition to their doctor. The number of injections they receive and the types of treatment included in the treatment plan may have to be altered.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept Medicare, Scripps, Workers Comp, Blue Cross Blue Shield, TriCare and all PPO insurance. Please call our office if you have any questions.

Medicare
Tricare
Worker's Compensation