Keep An Eye On Diet,
Exercise, Weight,
and Your Knees
Keep An Eye On Diet,
Exercise, Weight,
and Your Knees

On this page, you’ll find exercise tips and informative links to help you stay healthy and active.

Be sure to check with your healthcare provider before you start any exercise program to make sure the demands on joints—like your knees—will be helpful to you.

EXERCISE SAFETY TIPS

Protect your joints by wearing elbow and knee pads

Do a light warm-up before you exercise

Choose low-impact exercises to prevent injury to your knees and other joints. This includes walking, bicycling, and swimming

Include exercises that can strengthen the muscles around your knee joints. Weak thigh muscles increase the risk of OA—while strong muscles around your joints reduce stress. Move joints through their full range of motion to reduce stiffness and keep flexibility. Only move as far as you can before it becomes uncomfortable. Don’t overstretch

Select safe-core (abdominal, back, and hip) exercises, which can improve your balance. Better balance means less chance of falls and injuries to your joints. (Avoid old-fashioned sit-ups, which can injure the lower back)

Please See Important Safety Information and Full Prescribing Information.

INDICATION

EUFLEXXA (1% sodium hyaluronate) is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis. It is used for patients who do not get enough relief from simple pain medications such as acetaminophen or from exercise and physical therapy.

EUFLEXXA is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not take this product if you have had any previous allergic reaction to EUFLEXXA or hyaluronan products.
  • You should not have EUFLEXXA injected into the knee if you have a knee joint infection or skin diseases or infections around the injection site.
  • EUFLEXXA has not been tested in pregnant women, women who are nursing or in children less than 18 years of age. After you receive your EUFLEXXA injection you should avoid physical activities for 48 hours such as jogging, tennis, heavy lifting, or standing on your feet for a long time (more than one hour at a time).
  • The most common adverse events related to EUFLEXXA injections were joint pain, back pain, limb pain, muscle pain, and joint swelling.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
You may also contact Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. at 1-888-FERRING.