I just cringe when I hear about the statistics of joint replacement surgeries. So many people are wanting more movement and freedom from pain and think that only joint replacement or surgery can get them back to their old active lives. This can be very far from the truth. Joint replacement or back surgeries can have long term recovery concerns with a lot of down time and worsened pain in the meantime, often taking a year or more to recover from the surgery effects. In my work with regenerative medicine, I can tell you that there is much that can be done before you slide down the slippery slope toward a joint replacement or back surgery from degeneration. Ozone may be one of the solutions to your pain and discomfort. In my practice, ozone and prolozone, an injection of vitamins and antiinflammatory homeopathic remedies coupled with the ozone gas can help your body's own natural healing process to repair injury and regenerate torn or worn tissue. Often I will couple ozone injections into a joint before or after a platelet rich plasma injection to stimulate new tissue formation or strengthing.
So imagine the power of significantly increasing the repair time of a torn meniscus or ligament by the use of ozone/prolozone injections with or without the use of platelet rich plasma. Something that can take months to repair on its own, if ever, can be accelerated to a few weeks, allowing for you to get back into action without the recovery time from surgery. Cartilage integrity and degeneration can also be improved in the case of arthritis and inflammation from stress or injury. Ozone, is an unstable 3 oxygen atom containing molecule that easily donates the extra oxygen atom to the surrounding tissue for oxygenation and healing of the cell. This lays a much more powerful foundation for strengthening and healing of the surrounding tissue. Injuries heal faster, especially in the cases of torn soft tissue like menisci and ligaments that have low blood supplies to the area.
If you have a torn meniscus or ligament in your knee, or degenerating disc in your back, consider prolozone and ozone injections to repair the area to circumvent or stave off surgery and joint replacement. Meniscal surgeries in the knees for torn meniscus sets up a scenario for future knee replacement possibilities because of the tissue that is removed and the resulting effect it has on your gait and joint function. Fast forward 20 years and your surgeon is recommending replacement. You can help yourself anywhere along the way by getting ozone, prolozone or platelet injections to repair and rebuild an area that is being constantly stressed.
In this case, a little consideration of regenerative medicine can just save you many months or years of pain and discomfort.