You never realize how important your mobility is until you cannot move comfortably anymore. The sad reality is that we take for granted the ability to walk, to run, to lift things or simply to move our fingers. Our joints govern how well our bodies move, so when injuries or health conditions affect them, it can be devastating to our way of life. Joint problems usually start with stiffness, tenderness and loss of flexibility. If left untreated, it will eventually increase to pain. The typical treatments people seek include pain medications, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, (the problems with cortisone injections) physical therapy and even surgery. Unfortunately, these procedures may only work temporarily.
However, there is an alternative treatment that may help you permanently regain your mobility and live pain free. Unfortunately, very few doctors offer it, so many patients haven’t been told about it. This treatment is called medical ozone therapy. In order to understand this therapy and how it helps the joints in the body, you must first understand what ozone is.
What is Ozone?
Ozone is a natural gas that consists of three oxygenated atoms. When we hear the word "ozone", we think of the layer of gases that surround the planet earth-gases we need to survive. This thought is actually very limited. There are technological advancements using medical ozone, which provides so much more than just comfort in breathing. When dealing with joint disorders and other issues, medical ozone can provide comfort, relief and elimination of pain.
Our Body and Ozone
How the body responds to ozone gases varies. High dosages of ozone can be detrimental to the body. At high levels, this gas can become a pollutant to the body and even cause death. However, at lower and controlled levels ozone can serve as a very powerful antibiotic that helps the body to heal in certain areas. The healing properties of this substance go above and beyond most other treatments.
What Joint Issues can be Treated with Ozone?
Ozone can treat many different diseases and joint disorders:
- Torn Tendons
- TMJ Syndrome
- Heel Spurs
- Degenerative arthritic joints
- Degenerative discs
- Damaged tissue
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder and elbow pain
There are many different ways that ozone helps the body treat and repair joint disorders such as these. As far as joint issues go, medical ozone provides the nutrients that ligaments and muscles need to recuperate. This stems from the five basic properties of ozone that cause the advanced healing:
- Ozone regulates the immune system, ensuring that nothing abnormal interferes with joint healing. Whether you have a low or high immune system, ozone can regulate the system back to normal.
- Ozone stimulates an increase in oxygen, which is always necessary for the healing process
- Ozone improves circulation, which decreases inflammation. This is done by increasing blood flow to problematic areas
- Ozone increases stimulation and feeds mitochondria with efficient oxygen supply. Medical ozone treatment can be more effective at mitochondrial stimulation than taking regular vitamin C supplements, which have similar uses
- Ozone also provides mighty antioxidants, which improves defenses against infection and inflammation
How it Works
Medical ozone therapy is a three-step process. The first step is to administer holistic and anti-inflammatory medications directly to the painful area. This is done to help the swelling go down and circulation to increase. This first step will be enough for you to realize that the process is an improvement over other procedures. The area is then treated with vitamins to improve the healing process. This step will help strengthen and fortify the joints to endure pressures that they previously withstood in earlier life. The last step is to treat the area with ozone in controlled dosages. The ozone helps heal the area and provides ample circulation for the healing process to complete.
When you are young, you don’t think about how playing sports, getting injured or simple genetics will impact your joints later in life. Thankfully, medical advancements such as medical ozone therapy offer an alternative to living a life of pain and activity restriction. If you are living with joint pain, consult a doctor who offers this treatment. It may be the answer to getting your life back.
As with any form of medical treatment, you should consult with your physician before embarking on any treatment plan. The information contained in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be deemed accurate for the purposes of diagnosing your particular medical condition.