Lubricating Protein Shots

Protein shots are injections of hyaluronic acid injected into the affected arthritic joint. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring lubricating substance found in synovial fluid which is present in between the cartilages of two articulating bones in the joint. Synovial fluid prevents wear and tear in a joint by decreasing friction between the moving surfaces of the bone. In arthritic joints, amount of synovial liquid decreases causing pain & inflammation.

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