What Are Rooster Comb Injections?

Rooster comb injections ease pain in the knee using a highly viscous, naturally derived substance from the rooster’s comb, says Wake Sports Medicine. This treatment method is known as viscosupplementation. It is also called hyaluronan injections since its active ingredient is hyaluronan, according to WebMD.

Knee osteoarthritis is accompanied by inflammation of the joints, which is why movement and friction cause excruciating pain, according to Wake Sports Medicine. The condition is generally corrected by surgery. The rooster comb injections act like lubricant and shock absorber; the substance reduces swelling and friction, thus reducing pain. It is an alternative treatment for those who want to delay knee replacement. What makes these injections even worth considering is the fact that the series of three shots can be administered in clinics with no down time.