Viscosupplementation is a class of injectable medications that can provide relief for people suffering from knee osteoarthritis (OA). They are made from hyaluronic acid and are often referred to as "gel shots," since they essentially provide lubrication plus shock absorbing properties for the knee. Gel shots also have localized anti-inflammatory effects to help reduce your pain and keep you active. There are many forms of viscosupplementation, ranging from a single injection to 5 shot series that are administered once a week. Research has shown that all forms of viscosupplementation provide similar relief and duration. Our office has had a lot of success with Gel-One, which is a single injection that can provide relief for 6+ months. If you suffer from knee OA and are not ready for surgery, ask us about Gel-One!