Most of us have experienced some sort of joint pain in our lifetime. Whether it was from an old injury, a tough workout, or even from seemingly nothing at all. Joint pain can be an annoyance at best, and chronic pain can affect your life and take away the things you once loved to do. Joint pain is common because joints connect our bones and we have 360 joints in total in our bodies. We’re going to walk you through the causes and effects of pain, as well as some of the treatment options available to you.
The Causes and Effects of Joint Pain
Joint pain becomes more common as we age. Knee pain is the most common pain experienced by adults, followed by shoulder and hip pain. Painful joints can be caused by a wide range of experiences including strains, sprains, and other injuries.
Conditions that cause painful joints include osteoarthritis (the most common type of arthritis), rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and gout. Bursitis is a condition where the sacs of fluid that help to cushion your joints get inflamed. Gout is a form of arthritis that inflames the joints most often in your big toe. All of these conditions are painful and can come with swelling, inflammation, stiffness, and loss of range of motion. All of these conditions are painful and can come with swelling, inflammation, stiffness, and loss of range of motion. When we lose range of motion and are in pain, we are less likely to participate in physical activity, which can of course lead to more health issues down the road.
Prolozone Treatments for Joint Pain
Prolozone is a regenerative therapy used for any type of joint pain or injury. The non-invasive procedure involves adding nutrition in the form of liquid vitamins and minerals back into the joint (or muscle, ligament, etc.), and then using ozone to spread the solution further to cover the entire affected area. Prolozone can literally regrow, or make new tissue, giving that joint/muscle/ligament a new opportunity to bounce back, and giving you the pain management you need to get back to your active lifestyle.
EBOO Treatments for Joint Pain
EBOO uses a dialysis filter to clean blood from the debris of destroyed germs, heavy metals, fungus, and more, and to ozonate the blood in stages. Essentially, blood is drawn from a vein, goes through the filter where it is ozonated, and then is reintroduced to the body through a different vein. The entire process takes about 45 minutes and the course takes 3 procedures, 1 week apart, which normally repeats twice a year.
Ozone therapy in general, of which EBOO is the most advanced form, can be helpful for joint pain including in the knees, lower back, hip, shoulder, elbows, and neck, as well as inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, nephritis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, proctitis, and cystitis. One of EBOO’s strongest effects is pain management, which these disorders are known for and can be the most debilitating factor in dealing with them.
Stem Cell Treatment for Pain Caused by Arthritis
Many people who experience arthritis pain end up needing orthopedic surgery. Arthritis leads to joint degeneration because of the loss of cartilage that cushions bones. Due to the stem cell’s ability to become tissue, they can be used to regrow the damaged cartilage, therefore leading to less pain and discomfort associated with joint pain for the patient. Stem cell treatments would also help with mobility as many arthritic patients experience a loss in mobility due to arthritis.
If you’re experiencing pain and are interested in learning more about available treatments, call us to book an appointment at the American Regenerative Clinic.