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Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is also known as hyaluronan. Hyaluronic acid is mostly found in fluids in the eyes and joints. Hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant in the joints and breaks down in people with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is often referred to as the degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoarthritis affects about 27 million Americans. It occurs when the cartilage breaks down and joint fluid deteriorates causing joint pain, stiffness, tenderness, and loss of flexibility over time.

WebMD states that osteoarthritis can occur in young people but increases after the age of 45. Age is the most common cause of osteoarthritis but there are additional factors that can increase the risk. Weight, heredity, gender, repetitive stress injuries, and athletics are also contributing factors. A full medical exam will allow the doctor to check for joint tenderness, swelling, and flexibility. To help minimize pain caused by osteoarthritis, hyaluronic acid treatments may be one course of treatment.

Hyaluronic acid treatment is FDA-approved to treat knees. The treatments will take place in the doctor’s office. Hyaluronic acid treatments can be an alternative when NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) have not worked or if you have diabetes and should not have steroid injections. The hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the joint to restore fluid loss and lubrication to protect your bones. There is minimal downtime and side effects after an injection. Several treatments over a 3-5 week period may be needed before you experience any relief from pain and stiffness but can last about 6 months.

Dr. Kerisimasi “Masi” Reynolds is well-trained in joint preservation. To learn more about joint preservation and your options to improve joint health and flexibility call Dr. Masi Reynolds. Each patient will get a personalized treatment plan based on their diagnosis.

If you are experiencing pain from osteoarthritis and are in the Silicon Valley, Fremont, San Jose, and the Bay area contact Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds and find out how you can get some relief.

Posted on behalf of Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (510) 899-9200

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Our Client Reviews

Masi Reynolds, D.O.

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Becca Lopez

Dr. Reynolds is such an amazing doctor who is passionate and dedicates all his knowledge to help patients improve their health and injuries. I appreciate his patience and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked.

Rebecca M.

Dr Reynolds performed a very technical and complicated surgery on my son's shoulder last year. My son is (was!) a college football player and had 3 different shoulder surgeries to repair the same issue. After repeated failures I found Dr. Reynolds. He performed a Laterjet surgery which is something that is rarely done. Fast-forward a year, my son's shoulder has never had any more problems and he is stronger than ever. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!

Ambessit J.

I went to see Dr. Raynolds because of his solid 5 star ratings. After seeing him, if I could, I would give him and his staff a solid 10 star ratings, and here is why: My 1st Impression: Beautiful and relaxing pictures of Canyons, welcoming & smiling staff, clean offices. My Time: Efficient and knowledgeable staff, and a reasonable wait time. The Best: .... Dr. Reynolds... every inch of his body exudes compassion. He listens attentively, takes his time to examine, he gives clear explanation of the injury, and answers all questions with care. Everything he did convinced me that I was lucky to have found him. (Thank you Yelp) :) I highly recommend Dr. Raynolds to my friends, my families and to anyone who's looking for the BEST and trustworthy surgeon. ~ Wishing you a smooth and quick recovery!

Andrea W.

I went to see Dr. Reynolds last week because I have chronic pain in my hip. He was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. He greeted me with a warm smile and was patient and kind, showing me exactly what the problem is and the treatment alternatives. He spent a lot of time with me and I am extremely happy with the treatment plan he has for me. I can highly recommend him.

Darla B.

Dr Reynolds has been amazing at treating many of my patients in need, including my daughter! Thank you, Dr Reynolds - I look forward to co-managing more patients in the near future!

Henrik Martin

Dr Reynolds is a Rock Star! I ripped a bicep tendon clean off my forearm in September 2016. After countless phone calls to the huge "Non Profit" hospital chain I usually go to, and the realization that they wouldn't be able to see me in several weeks, I decided to look elsewhere. My son had previously been treated by Dr. Haber at a small clinic in Campbell, so I called the clinic, and got an appointment with his colleague, Dr Kerisimasi Reynolds. I have to say that I was a little hesitant at first, because of his young age, and I was wondering how many surgeries he had performed. Anyway, I got a really good vibe from him, and he was super professional and explained everything really well in terms I could understand. He got me an MRI the same day, a follow up visit the next day I think, and he was able to do the surgery within the next 5 days. I decided to go for it, and it was a 1 hour surgery with a long recovery. This was in September, and I have my last physical therapy session next week. That said, I'd go under the knife for Dr Kerisimasi again anytime if I needed to. He's totally on top of his game, knows a lot about all the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, etc. He also followed up with personal phone calls, emails, and even gave me his cell phone number in case I had post operation questions or concerns. I've been very active my whole life in a variety of sports and outdoors activities, and he has the mindset that he wants to enable you to get back to those activities as soon as possible, which I really appreciate. I give him an A+. He performed a state-of-the-art tendon reattachment surgery, and I'm basically fully recovered by now. I'm lifting weights, working without pain, and hope to be back in my river kayak this spring! I hope I don't have to see him in the operating room again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands :-)

Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 899-9200