The same issues that cause pain in the knee also apply to other joints in the body including hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists and ankles. Logically, the same types of non-surgical treatments used to relieve knee pain can also be used to relieve pain and osteoarthritis in these other joints.
That’s why the innovative medical team at Flexogenix® developed VisCare-Flex®, a non-surgical approach to relieving pain in a wide range of other joints. Based on the same principles as viscosupplementation — the FDA-approved, injection-based treatment for relieving knee pain — VisCare-Flex® helps to relubricate the joint, reduce pain, restore mobility and allow people to get back to the activities they love… without surgery.
For many years, the approach of VisCare-Flex® has been used successfully in Europe. Now, through the skilled medical researchers at Flexogenix®, this non-surgical approach for joint pain relief is available in the United States.
How Does VisCare-Flex® Work?
Like knees, your hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists and ankles are synovial joints. That means the joints are surrounded by a cartilage capsule filled with a fluid called synovial fluid that lubricates and nourishes the joint. With time, injury or the onset of osteoarthritis, that synovial fluid can be diminished—resulting in bone-on-bone friction, inflammation, limited mobility and chronic pain.
With the VisCare-Flex® protocol, we stop further degradation of the cartilage and then relubricate the joint with a natural lubricant called hyaluronic acid. Each treatment is performed using advanced imaging technology. This allows the medical team to see inside the joint throughout the procedure to ensure the ultimate accuracy and effectiveness.
No Downtime, No Surgery
Unlike surgery, VisCare-Flex® requires no downtime. The entire procedure takes less than an hour. Patients walk out of the clinic the same day, with most patients choosing to drive themselves home.
In the 6-8 months following the VisCare-Flex® procedure, the mobility of the joint should continue to improve. To enhance that improvement, we offer continued support and strengthening through our Kineti-Flex® program. We will work to continually strengthen and realign the joint to improve function and mobility and eliminate the underlying causes of future pain.
To find out if VisCare-Flex® is right for you, we offer a completely free, no-obligation consultation. If your consultation indicates VisCare-Flex® is appropriate, we can often provide treatment the very same day.
During this free consultation we will determine if you are a candidate for our non-surgical treatments. We will create a personalized plan to relieve your pain & improve your lifestyle.
To request an appointment, simply fill out the form on your right, and one of our team members will contact you to schedule the appointment.
VisCare-Flex® vs. Joint Replacement
Besides the obvious considerations of safety, ease, and cost, there are several other reasons every patient should fully consider the conservative approach of non-surgical joint pain relief before opting for surgery.
What many people don’t realize when they opt for joint replacement surgery is that there is a lifespan to that artificial joint. This means that in 12-15 years, you will likely need to have another major surgery to replace that artificial joint. Major invasive surgeries like joint replacement become more and more risky as we age. It is not something you want to do multiple times.
As the population continues to live longer and longer, we at Flexogenix® believe it makes more sense to consider ways to make our natural parts last longer rather than to become a collection of artificial parts.
The advancement of treatments like VisCare-Flex® is an important step in the right direction. If you’re suffering from chronic joint pain and looking to avoid joint replacement surgery, contact Flexogenix® and schedule your free VisCare-Flex® consultation today!
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