Cingal® is a powerful and unique new treatment for osteoarthritis. It is the first pain relieving injection to combine two well-established treatments in a single injection, providing the benefits of both an effective corticosteroid and a high concentration hyaluronic acid.
The corticosteroid reduces inflammation in the joint, providing rapid pain relief within days of injection, while the hyaluronic acid component works in parallel to deliver long lasting pain relief proven to last 6 months*.
“ It is vital to replace some of the lost hyaluronic acid (HA) in order to help restore healthy joint function. ”
In an osteoarthritic joint, the surface layer of cartilage gradually breaks down and wears away. The bones in the joint that are now exposed rub together, causing pain, swelling, and loss of motion. Over time, the joint may lose its normal shape. In addition, small deposits of bone, called bone spurs, may grow on the edges of the joint. These can break off and float inside the joint space, causing even more pain and damage.