Knee pain affects people of all ages. Medical conditions such as arthritis, gout, and infections can be the cause of knee pain. It can also be caused by injuries such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Many people do not realize the extent to which knee pain can have an effect on your daily life until you’ve experienced it firsthand. Luckily, there are treatments for knee pain including ozone injections which can help get you back to your normal life more quickly.
Knee Pain Symptoms and Prevention
Knee pain, like most joint and muscle pain, can vary by person and situation. You may experience swelling and stiffness, weakness or instability, popping noises, an inability to fully lengthen or straighten your knee, or redness and warmth to the touch. If you cannot bear weight on your knee, are unable to extend it, or have pain or swelling for a significant period of time with or without injury, it is time to see a doctor.
Although we can’t always avoid knee injuries or even pain, there are a few preventative measures you should be aware of. First, maintaining a healthy weight can keep excess strain off of your joints. Knees feel the weight of obesity more than other joints because they are weight bearing. Secondly, if you play sports., ensure you are exercising the right muscles in order to prevent potential sports injuries, a common cause of knee pain. Exercise and staying flexible is also a great way to prevent injury to your knees as weak muscles are a leading cause of knee injuries. By building up your quadriceps and hamstrings, you can help support your knees and help the muscles around them work together most effectively.
High Dose Ozone Injections
High Dose Ozone is a non-invasive ozone therapy that strengthens weakened areas of the body while improving mobility and pain management. It is one form of ozone therapy that can be used to help with knee pain. It supplies nearly 50 times the amount of ozone of regular intravenous ozone therapy. Because of the 10-pass method which is used to administer the treatment, it better saturates the red blood cells with oxygen which allows the ozone to penetrate deeper and to greater areas of the body. High Dose Ozone also stimulates the production of new stem cells, activates existing ones, and kills bacteria and viruses.
Benefits of High Dose Ozone therapy can include reduced swelling, reduced pain and inflammation in joints, such as knee joints, limiting damage in the affected area, improving circulation, accelerated healing, slowing the effects of damage from disease, improving quality of life, and improving mobility.
Prolozone therapy is the most common regenerative treatment used for knee pain as it is recommended for any kind of joint pain or injury. It uses ozone injections to provide nutrition and oxygen to specific areas of the body or specific joints. It is a natural, non-surgical, and minimally invasive treatment made up of two parts. First, nutrition is added back into the injured area (such as the vertebrae, ligament, tendon, muscle, connective tissue, joint space, etc.) by injecting a syringe of liquid vitamins and minerals into that area of the body. A part of this solution is homeopathics which aid in the control of inflammation and swelling and allow better circulation.
Soon after the vitamin and mineral solution is injected, ozone is injected to infiltrate the affected area and spread the solution further than the initial injection can carry it. This allows the solution to become more far-reaching and cover not only the impacted joint, but the muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and tissues surrounding the area. This two-step process starts the regeneration and rebuilding of new ligament and cartilage tissue in areas where they have become weak or unstable.
If you suffer from knee pain and want to learn how ozone injection treatments could help you or someone you know, call the American Regenerative Clinic to book an appointment today!