Feeling knee pain relief? It's time to take action.

If you’re feeling knee pain relief thanks to Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20), now’s the time to get into a healthy routine. Daily activity and exercise can help you escape the vicious cycle of osteoarthritis — where knee pain leads to inactivity and weight gain, which can lead to even more pain.

Finding that initial knee pain relief is an important first step. But because osteoarthritis is a chronic condition — meaning it never completely goes away — it’s even more important to break the cycle now. You need to actively manage your osteoarthritis, just like other chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, to help keep the symptoms and pain from returning. 

So how can you get on the right track to staying ahead of osteoarthritis knee pain and enjoying an active lifestyle?

Patient Action Plan

#1 – Educate yourself  

The more you know about knee osteoarthritis, the more options you have. There are countless articles online, like those in our Knee Exercise Center, that can help you stay up-to-date on the latest osteoarthritis research and medical findings.

#2 – Stay active   

Exercise is important in terms of maintaining joint health and even slowing the progression of osteoarthritis. 

It helps strengthen the muscles supporting your knee while helping maintain flexibility. 

It also gets your heart pumping blood faster through your body, warming tissues and bringing them the oxygen and nutrients needed for repair. 

Talk to your doctor about which exercises are right for you, and take a look at our Knee Exercise Videos designed especially for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

#3 – Maintain a healthy weight 

For each extra pound you carry, your knees feel three to five pounds of pressure. Not only can the right foods help keep you at a healthy weight to reduce the strain on your knees, they also contain nutrients that could keep your cartilage and bones stronger. Be sure to discuss helpful additions to your diet with your doctor, and learn more about delicious ways to eat healthier in our Nutrition & Weight Loss section.

#4 – Be proactive about the pain 

Just because chronic conditions can’t be cured, doesn’t mean you have to live in pain. Osteoarthritis knee pain can be managed successfully with ongoing care. You know your knees best, so pay attention to how they feel. Remember to be proactive, not reactive. Keep your doctor informed of any changes in your knees, work together to keep your symptoms under control and keep participating in the activities you enjoy. 

Make the most of the knee pain relief provided by Synvisc-One — follow these four steps and break free from the vicious cycle of osteoarthritis knee pain.

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PLEASE NOTE: The studies and their findings that are presented in this article are for informational purposes only and are not meant to take the place of the advice of your doctor. By providing you with this information, Sanofi Biosurgery is not endorsing its content nor does it represent that the information is necessarily appropriate for you. You should consult with your doctor before starting any new health or exercise regiment.

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Knee Exercise Videos

Watch these simple exercises, designed specifically for knees with osteoarthritis, and add them to your daily routine.

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Indication

Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.

Important Safety Information for Synvisc-One

Before trying Synvisc-One, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. Should not be used in patients with an infected knee joint, skin disease or infection around the area where the injection will be given, or circulatory problems in the legs.

Synvisc-One is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Synvisc-One has not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds – such as feathers, eggs or poultry – or if your leg is swollen or infected.

Synvisc-One has not been tested in children (≤21years old), pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child.

Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment.

The side effects sometimes seen after Synvisc-One include (<2% each): pain, swelling, heat, redness, and/or fluid build-up in or around the knee. Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects after treatment with Synvisc-One.

View the Complete Prescribing Information for Synvisc-One (PDF)

Indication

SYNVISC® (hylan G-F 20) is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is for patients who do not get enough relief from simple painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy.

Important Safety Information for SYNVISC

Before trying SYNVISC, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. Should not be used in patients with an infected knee joint, skin disease or infection around the area where the injection will be given, or circulatory problems in the legs.

SYNVISC is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. SYNVISC has not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds - such as feathers, eggs or poultry - or if your leg is swollen or infected.

SYNVISC has not been tested in children (≤21years old), pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child. Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment.

The side effects sometimes seen after SYNVISC include pain, swelling, heat, redness, and/or fluid buildup in or around the knee. These reactions were generally mild and did not last long, but in rare occasions these side effects were more severe. The most commonly occurring adverse events outside of the injected knee were rash, fever, nausea, and headache.

View the Complete Prescribing Information for SYNVISC (PDF)

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