01 Apr Prolozone as a Treatment for Ligament Tears
Ligament tears are sudden, painful, and extremely inconvenient. At Venturis Clinic, Prolozone treatment injections will speed up your recovery process can eliminate chronic joint pain. This is a non-surgical ligament repair option for patients with chronic joint pain. Treatment involves injecting various combinations of procaine, anti-inflammatory medications, vitamins, minerals, proliferatives, and a mixture of ozone/oxygen gas into injured joints.
Each part of Prolozone plays its role in ligament repair. The Procaine re-establishes membrane potentials, anti-inflammatory agents reduce swelling, vitamins and minerals aid oxygen utilization, and ozone gas stimulates oxygen utilization. Injections can be placed in joints, bursa, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, muscle, and soft tissue to control chronic pain.
A ligament tear causes chronic joint pain from the improper healing of damaged connective tissue. When joints are damaged they can become unstable, leading to further injury and inflammation. The inflammation and scarring decreases the amount of oxygen and blood flowing to the area. Ligaments and joints are commonly referred to as decreased oxygen tension areas. Increasing oxygen to damaged areas will increase the vital blood flow needed to get better.
Prolozone injections help to stimulate tissue repair and tighten existing connective tissue, leading to better joint stabilization. The injection causes a small, localized inflammatory response that will increase blood flow and nutrients to the injured area. This will also stimulate the production of collagen, cartilage, and bone cells. It works by using the relatively unstable molecule called ozone, or O3. This molecule can be broken down into oxygen, which is crucial in the proper function of tissue regeneration. As circulation and oxygen is returned to the injured area, inflammation and pain will subside. Ozone can also stimulate the body’s growth hormone, another important factor in tissue regeneration.
Someone trained specifically in ozone therapy will administer Prolozone in a sterile environment. A local anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area, then a needle is inserted to administer the ozone gas, occasionally with the help of an ultrasound to ensure correct placement. Generally, a repeat treatment occurs within one to two weeks of the first injection. Prolozone may not be safe for you if you have poorly controlled diabetes, or a current infection, so always consult with a doctor before use. The doctor may order some diagnostic imaging tests before treatment to ensure you’re a proper candidate for treatment. Prozolone can be used for a variety of ligament tears. This therapy is most useful in cases of severe hip arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, chronic back pain, disc bulging, sciatica, and soft tissue injuries. Patients can expect a major decrease in pain after just one treatment. Chronic areas of joint and ligament degeneration will begin to regenerate quickly, leading to more stabilized use of the joint. Prolozone will deliver immediate relief from chronic pain with only a few treatments. It is a great alternative for patients who want to avoid invasive surgical repair options. With only a few injections of concentrated ozone gas, you will feel relief from the chronic joint pain plaguing your daily life.