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Osteoarthritis knee pain resources

Brochures

Viscosupplementation with Cingal® and Monovisc®

Cingal® and Monovisc® are injection treatment options for long-term* osteoarthritis knee pain relief. Download the brochures to learn more.

*Pain relief up to 6 months.

Knee pain checklist

Rate your knee pain

Complete the checklist to help you quantify your knee pain and discuss it with your doctor.

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Coverage information

Insurance coverage brochure

This brochure is a step-by-step guide to help you determine if your private insurance covers Cingal®, Monovisc®, or Orthovisc®. It also explains how to submit a claim.

 

Insurance coverage helpline

The insurance coverage helpline makes it easy for you to find out if your insurance covers Cingal®, Monovisc®, or Orthovisc® by contacting your insurance provider with you.

Do you have a question about Cingal®, Monovisc®, or Orthovisc® that is not related to insurance coverage?

Call our Medical Information Department. Our medical team will be able to answer your question.

1-888-550-6060

Do you have a question regarding whether your insurance covers Cingal®, Monovisc®, or Orthovisc®?

Call our insurance coverage helpline. An insurance coverage specialist will be able to help you determine your coverage.

1-833-656-1234
Frequently asked questions

Find answers to your questions about knee pain

Your knee hurts and you want to know why. The following questions will help you better understand osteoarthritis knee pain, why it hurts, and what you can do about it.

Exercises

Exercises to help provide osteoarthritis knee pain relief*

Detailed instructions for simple exercises to help you strengthen the muscles that help your knees function.

*Talk to your doctor before starting a diet or new exercise routine.

knee exercises infographic

Start with one set of 3–4 repetitions, working up to 8–10 as you get stronger. Build your way up to three sets.

Mini squat

Mini squat infographic
  • Stand straight with feet shoulder-width apart and grasp the back of a chair.
  • Slowly bend knees.
  • Keep feet flat; do not let knees go past toes.
  • Hold for 6 seconds, then slowly tighten buttocks and straighten knees.

Quad stretch

Quad stretch infographic
  • Stand straight and grasp the back of a chair.
  • Step back with one foot. Knees should be bent and feet flat.
  • Tuck buttocks tightly under hips until you feel a stretch in the thigh and hip of back leg.
  • Hold 10 seconds, release, and repeat with other leg.

Standing back leg slide

Standing back leg slide infographic
  • Stand straight and grasp the back of a chair.
  • Slide one foot back, keeping toes on floor, until buttocks tighten.
  • Slide foot to original position and repeat with other leg.

Knee strengthener – Move 1

Knee strengthener – Move 1 infographic
  • Sit in a sturdy chair with a resistance band looped around both legs just above the ankles.
  • Plant one foot firmly on the floor.
  • Straighten the other leg forward and hold for 6 seconds.
  • Relax; repeat with other leg.

Knee strengthener – Move 2

Knee strengthener – Move 2 infographic
  • Plant one foot firmly on the floor.
  • Bend the other leg back under the chair and hold for 6 seconds.
  • Relax; repeat with other leg.

Hamstring stretch

Hamstring stretch infographic
  • Sit on the edge of a chair.
  • Plant one foot firmly on the floor.
  • Straighten one leg forward, with heel on the ground and toes pointed up.
  • Keeping your back straight, gently lean forward from the hips until you feel a stretch in the back of the outstretched leg.
  • Hold 10 seconds, release; repeat with other leg.

Adapted from http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/osteoarthritis/articles/6-exercises-for-knee-oa-pain-3.php.

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