What are Ozone Joint Injections?
Ozone joint injections utilize ozone-oxygen to treat the symptoms of arthritis in the knee, as well as joint pain, including in the jaw, ankles, and hips.
A colorless gas, ozone is converted into normal oxygen during oxygen therapy. During this conversion process, energy is also released, accelerating the healing process of the inflamed joints.
We may recommend the use of ozone joint injections for patients who have not responded well to steroid injections, NSAIDs, and physical therapy. They work by:
- helping to increase the oxygenation in tissues
- promoting anti-inflammatory effects in the joint, relieving the symptoms of pain and swelling
Ozone joint injections are a non-surgical approach to treating pain and inflammation of the joints and are the last form of integrative therapy before surgery may be considered.
Common Symptoms We See in Our Patients
Patients who are good candidates for ozone joint injections experience the following symptoms:
- Swelling of the joint
- Decrease in mobility
- Weakness of muscles
- Pain radiating from the joint to other body parts
- Clenching (for patients with TMJ pain)
What is Causing My Need for Ozone Joint Injections
(You may need ozone therapy if you have osteoarthritis, trauma, stress, and synovitis in the joint in question.
Ozone joint injections are recommended for patients who do not or no longer respond to other forms of pain management, including steroid injections. They are the last option of treatment prior to surgery to replace the inflamed joint in question.
How Will You Treat My Joint Pain
Ozone joint injections are minimally invasive procedures that are carried out in our center by trained healthcare professionals.
We use ultrasound-guided imagery to correctly identify the joint that requires treatment. A local anesthetic, known as a numbing agent, is applied to numb the area before ozone gas is directly injected into the joint space.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms of joint pain, you may be asked to come back for another procedure in the same week for a period of three or more weeks. Patients report a dramatic reduction in pain, inflammation, and swelling after consistent treatment.
Ozone joint injections are a safe, minimally-invasive form of treating joint pain when other forms of traditional treatment have failed.