Knee pain successfully treated with hyaluronic gel injections which cushion, lubricate joints and even regenerate cartilage modestly. Gel injections are very effective at relieving pain and inflammation. Hyaluronic gel injections are covered by traditional Medicare and most insurances for knee and shoulder arthritis pain. Patients can have 5 injections 1x / week and if helpful may have these series of injections every 6 months. This therapy is a very useful option for patients who cannot have surgery for medical reasons, such as advanced heart disease or for patients who simply want to avoid surgery.