Corticosteroids are the most potent anti-inflammatory medications available in medicine. HA, sodium hyaluronate is a naturally occurring constituent of synovial (joint) fluid.
Corticosteroids act to counter inflammation in the joint that is responsible for perpetuation irreversible joint degeneration.
HA works by a number of mechanisms to improve joint health. It has been shown to improve the character of the joint fluid and environment as well as serve as a boundary lubricant and quiet inflammation. It serves to increase the production of endogenous HA by the joint lining.