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Effectiveness Of Ozone Injections Is No Longer Up In The Air

Most of us know someone who has osteoarthritis, if we don't have it ourselves.  Joint replacement surgery is a pretty common remedy when the joint becomes severely damaged and the patient is in a lot of pain.  With risk of complications from such a surgery, perhaps an alternative treatment should be tried first.






One such remedy is the injection of a synthetic version of collagen(e.g. Synvisc®) into the affected joint.  This procedure restores the cushioning to a joint that has degenerated over the years. It can diminish the pain substantially and help put off joint replacement surgery for months to years.  The biggest drawback is that these products are expensive.  GoodRX, a web site that can be used to estimate the cost of medications, estimates the cost of these products to be over $1,000 each.

Here's another example--and I am not sure how widely accepted this protocol has become since study authors introduced it in November 2015.  Are you ready for this? Injecting ozone gas into osteoarthritic knee joints!  Study authors state that they believe this procedure can improve quality of life and delay the need for joint replacement surgery. You can read more about this procedure by clicking here.

Last but not least, lifestyle changes are paramount to putting off joint replacement surgery, especially if the affected joint is a weight bearing joint.  Weight loss and exercise can do much more than many folks would like to admit!

Sources:GoodRX; ScienceDaily.com



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