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.