Ozonated Platelet Injections Heal and Eliminate Pain of a Meniscus Tear

Start the Healing Process of a Meniscus Tear with Ozonated Platelet Injections

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What is a Meniscus Tear?

A meniscus tear is a common knee injury.  The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your thighbone and shinbone. It  keeps your knee steady by balancing your weight across the knee, so if the meniscus is torn, the knee does not work right.

Activities that put pressure on the knee joint can be damage or tear the menisci. Meniscus tears can result if one takes a hard tackle on the football field or a sudden pivot on the basketball court. However, you don’t have to be an athlete to get a meniscus tear.  Simply getting up too quickly from a squatting position can also cause a meniscal tear.

Meniscus tears are more common in people over 30, as it weakens with age.  Simple movements like squatting or stepping can lead to injury in someone with weak menisci. If you have osteoarthritis, you’re also at higher risk of injuring your knee or tearing your meniscus. When an older person experiences a meniscus tear, it’s more likely to be related to degeneration. This is when the cartilage in the knee becomes weaker and thinner.  As a result, it’s more prone to tear.

How Ozonated Platelet Injections Help Heal Meniscus Tears

Meniscus tears can be minor to severe with pain and swelling occurring at different levels.

There are many types of regenerative medicine techniques that heal and eliminate pain from meniscus tears. One type of treatment option that works to heal joints and ligaments of a meniscus tear is Ozonated Platelet injections. This treatment combines Platelet Rich Plasma with Ozone treatments!  Meniscus tear repair often responds readily to the presence of platelet-rich plasma and ozone injected at the injury site.

Blood platelets contain growth factors, which are beneficial for the healing process. Incorporating a patient’s own platelet-rich plasma helps intensify the healing process and often stimulates and strengthens the body’s natural response to an injury.  Ozone acts as an anti-inflammatory  and platelets initiate tissue repair by releasing growth factors.  Both of these factors start the healing process by attracting cells that repair us including the critical stem cells.

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Pain Relief from Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms with Ozonated Dextrose Injections

Pain Relief from Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms with Ozonated Dextrose Injections

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What is Knee Osteoarthritis? 

The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body.  As a result, knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to their doctor.

Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes; some from injury, others from degenerative conditions.  One type of degenerative knee condition is Osteoarthritis (OA).  It is an inflammatory degenerative disorder of the knee joint that is often painful.

OA is caused by the deterioration of the cartilage protecting the ends of the bones of the knee.  The joint fluid  in the knee loses its shock-absorbing qualities, and bones may begin to rub against each other.

Arthritis pain can begin suddenly, but it’s more likely to develop slowly.  At first, you may notice pain in the morning or after you’ve been inactive for a while.  Your knees may hurt when you climb stairs or stand up from a sitting position. It may hurt just to go for a walk, and can even wake you up from sleep.   Some people with arthritis say that damp weather or other changes in weather can bring on pain.

There are things you can do initially at home to bring some relief to your pain  You can rest the knee, apply, and try over-the-counter pain medicine. When these remedies don’t help, consult your doctor for other non-invasive treatment options.

Regenerative medicine techniques like Ozonated Dextrose treatments have proven to work to help lesson and even eliminate symptoms related to knee osteoarthritis.

If your symptoms have not gone away after trying a week of home remedies and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain meds, you should set up an appointment with your doctor, to further evaluate the pain. http://spokaneprolozone.com/

 

 

Increase Healing with Ozonated Dextrose Injections

Ozonated Dextrose Injections for Healing

 

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At RMI,  we pride ourselves on having the most up to date techniques and procedures available in regenerative medicine today.  As a result, Dr. Wellwood has created his own technique called Ozonated Dextrose Injections.  It is similar to Prolozone in that it is used for healing, but it combines ozone with perineural injections.  Where prolozone uses saline, lidocaine, b-complex as a carrier, then follow with ozone, Ozonated Dextrose uses B complex and 5% glucose solution with ozone. Therefore, you get maximum healing benefits in just one injection!

Everyone has a unique set of symptoms that may respond differently to a treatment.  That is why our doctors take time to work with you to determine the treatment plan for your specific case.

If you are experiencing pain that has not responded to other forms of treatment, Ozonated Dextrose may be the answer for you!

 

 

Relief from Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

What to Do About Your Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to their doctor. With today’s increasingly active society, the number of knee problems is increasing.  Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments. Osteoarthritis of the knee is one common cause of knee pain. It is an inflammatory disorder of the knee joint that is often painful. Arthritis has many causes.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis of the knee that is caused by degeneration of cartilage in the knee. In its extreme form, the menisci (cartilage) will be completely eroded, and the femur will rub on the tibia, bone on bone. Osteoarthritis (OA) causes a chronically painful knee that is often more painful with activity. It can be stiff with prolonged sitting and may become enlarged from new bone formation at the edge of the degenerated cartilage.

There are things you can do initially at home to bring some relief to your pain, like: resting the knee, ice the knee, and try over-the-counter pain medicine.When you are deciding whether to call the doctor about your knee pain, a good rule of thumb exists for most long-term knee injuries.

Regenerative medicine techniques like Neural Prolotherapy and Ozonated Dextrose treatments have proven to work to help lesson and even eliminate symptoms related to knee osteoarthritis.

If your symptoms have not gone away after trying a week of home remedies and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain meds, you should set up an appointment with your doctor,to further evaluate the pain. This rule can also be applied to new knee injuries that are not disabling. Remember, however, that this rule should only serve as a guide. If you are concerned about the pain, you should call the doctor.

 

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Heal and Eliminate Ankle Pain with Ozonated Platelet Therapy

Where does ankle pain come from?

Ankle pain is a common complaint for many people.  This is because the ankle is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles strong enough to bear your body weight and enable you to move.  Due to the intricacies of the make up of the ankle, it can be prone to injury and pain.

Inflammation or injury to any of the structures in the ankle; including the bones, joint space, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, or muscles will cause pain and sometimes swelling. Sprains and injuries; as well as other conditions like achilles tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, and other types of arthritis are all common causes for ankle pain. 

Injury to any of the ankle bones, ligaments tendons, as well as some arthritis conditions can cause ankle pain. Pain may be on the inside or outside of your ankle or along the Achilles tendon, which connects the muscles in your lower leg to your heel bone. Although mild ankle pain often responds well to home treatments, it can take time to resolve. You should see your doctor for severe ankle pain, especially if it follows an injury.

Ankle Pain Treatments

Often times you can treat ankle pain with rest, ice packs, wearing correct supportive shoes.  When these pain remedies do not help, if the injury is severe or chronic its important to see a doctor.

When pain persists or is severe, regenerative medicine techniques like Ozonated Platelet therapy not only eliminate pain, but repair damaged ligaments and tendons.

Ozonated Platelet therapy is a new technique developed by Dr. Wellwood over the course of his career.  It combines the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma with Ozone Infusions one regenerative medicine treatment that was newly developed  for ankle pain that at will heal the ligaments and tendons while eliminating pain. 

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Bulging Disc in the Neck — Prolozone Can Help

Prolozone – An Effective Treatment for Bulging Disc Pain

A bulging disc in the neck occurs when a disc in the upper, or cervical, spine is damaged and weakened to the point that it protrudes outward.

This protrusion is caused by continual pressure from the surrounding vertebrae pressing down on the disc in between the vertebrae and causing it to expand beyond the normal parameters of the spine. A bulging disc often develops as a result of continual motion slowly deteriorating the joints between the vertebrae and wearing down the discs in the spine. This is especially true in the cervical spine (neck) because the vertebrae and discs are responsible for supporting the head and allowing movement and pivoting to the head and neck. This continual movement can cause the vertebrae to wear down and a bulging disc to develop over time.

While some bulging discs go unnoticed, others may result in severe and debilitating symptoms. If the spinal cord or a nearby nerve root is compressed by bulging disc material, uncomfortable symptoms can arise in various areas of the body. Nerve root compression symptoms can include pain, numbness, and tingling or “pins-and-needles” sensations that are typically localized in the neck, chest, arms and hands.

There are a variety of regenerative medicine treatments that are effective in treating bulging discs in the neck. Current research on Prolozone (oxygen-ozone) therapy shows that 65% to 80% of patients have reduced herniated disc symptoms after the treatment. In addition to the success patients experience few complications with oxygen-ozone therapy.

Oxygen-ozone gas is given via an injection into the herniated disc. A needle delivers the treatment directly to the disc, and it reduces the volume within the disc.  When your disc volume is reduced, the pressure on nerves is also reduced. This, in turn, lowers the amount of pain you feel.

At RMI, our doctors have performed thousands of these procedures with great success.  Call to schedule a consultation – you will be surprised at how it will change your life!

 

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Symptoms of Runners Knee

What is Runners Knee?

Runners knee – an aching pain around the kneecap that is not just for runners. Any activity that causes you to bend your knees a lot, like walking, biking, and jumping, can cause runner’s knee .

Runner’s knee isn’t a specific injury. It’s a broad term that describes the pain you feel if you have one of several knee problems. For example, chondromalacia patella, a condition in which the cartilage under the kneecap breaks down, can lead to runner’s knee symptoms.

Runner’s knee can happen for several reasons:

Overuse. If you do a lot of repeated bending or high-stress exercises, such as lunges or plyometrics, they can irritate your knee joint.
A direct hit to the knee, like from a fall or blow.

Your bones aren’t lined up (called malalignment). If any of the bones from your hips to your ankles are out of their correct position, including the kneecap itself, that can put too much pressure on certain spots in the joint. Then your kneecap won’t move smoothly, which can cause pain.

Problems with your feet, such as hypermobile feet (when the joints in and around the feet move more than they should), fallen arches (flat feet), or overpronation. They may change the way you walk, which can cause knee pain.

Weak or unbalanced thigh muscles.The quadriceps muscles in the front of your thigh keep your kneecap in place when you bend or stretch the joint. If they’re weak or tight, your kneecap may not stay in the right spot.

It’s not just for runners. Anyone who spends time doing things that make you bend your knees a lot, like walking, biking, and jumping, can get runner’s knee, an aching pain around the kneecap. It’s also called patellofemoral pain syndrome.

The main symptom you’ll notice is pain. It can happen:

In front, behind, or around your kneecap
When you bend your knee, such as when you walk, squat, kneel, run, or even get up from a chair
When you walk downstairs or downhill
You might also notice swelling around your knee or a popping or grinding feeling inside the joint.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Prolozone therapy is one of our regenerative medicine techniques we specialize in to heal joints and eliminate pain.

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What Is Hip Osteoarthritis?

Hip osteoarthritis occurs when inflammation and injury to a joint cause a breaking down of cartilage tissue. In turn, that breakdown causes pain, swelling, and deformity.  The primary function of cartilage is to reduce friction in the joints and serve as a “shock absorber.” The shock-absorbing quality of normal cartilage comes from its ability to change shape when compressed. It can do this because of its high water content.

Symptoms of Hip Osteoarthritis:

The most common symptoms of hip osteoarthritis are hip pain and decreased range of motion. Hip osteoarthritis often progresses gradually and many sufferers may try to ignore the signs until daily activities are affected.

Patients who have osteoarthritis of the hip sometimes have problems walking. Many people experience pain in the side or back of the hip when the hip bears weight. This pain may radiate down the thigh and even cause pain in the knee. Diagnosis can be difficult at first because pain can appear in different locations including the groin, thigh, buttocks, or knee. The pain can be stabbing and sharp or it can be a dull ache, and the hip is often stiff.

The causes of osteoarthritis of the hip are not known. Some factors that may contribute to it include; joint injury, increasing age, and being overweight.

Call your doctor if you have any of the following:
– Joint stiffness that occurs as you are getting out of bed
– Joint stiffness after you sit for a long time
– Any pain, swelling, or tenderness in the hip joint
– A sound or feeling (“crunching”) of bone rubbing against bone
– Inability to move the hip to perform routine activities such as putting
on your socks

Here at RMI, we have a variety of regenerative medicine therapies that will work to reduce and even eliminate the pain.  Our doctors are trained in all of the latest technology and can determine which one will work best for you!

 

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Treat Scar Tissue Pain with Prolozone Therapy

Scar tissue affects every part of your body including your organs, muscles and connective tissue. Scar tissue forms when the body undergoes trauma or inflammation of your cells and tissue. In some cases, scar tissues link together to form an adhesion, which is a band of scar tissue. The adhesion connects two internal parts, which may restrict movement or hinder things like organs from performing their intended functions. Often people with adhesions experience no symptoms or complications.

A scar will hold injured or cut muscles and skin together, but it is not as flexible as the original tissue, so the underlying tissues cannot move as freely. If you try to treat a limb for decreased motion, it often will not have the desired results because the scar tissue still exists. Therefore, treating scars with Prolozone Therapy is an important factor in increasing mobility, reducing pain and improving movement and function.

Prolozone is derived from the Latin word “proli” which means to regenerate or rebuild, and the word ozone. Ozone is the most highly active form of oxygen in the universe. Prolozone uses the power of oxygen to cause damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate. This usually causes a complete healing, and a permanent end to pain.

The reason that some injuries completely heal and others don’t has to do with circulation. In order for a damaged area of the body to regenerate and heal, it must have the critical elements that only the blood can provide: vitamins, minerals, and oxygen. Of these, by far the most important is oxygen. Low levels of oxygen cause an accumulation of lactic acid, which is what causes pain. Prolozone works in three ways. First, anti-inflammatory medications are injected into the injured area to reduce inflammation and swelling. This leads to increased circulation. Next, the area is treated with vitamins and minerals that are critical for healing. And finally, the area is infiltrated with oxygen in the form of ozone. The result is that the tissues get what they need to heal. As the tissues heal, the circulation to the area is re-established, and the the pain is gone. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need from 3-5 treatments.

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Treat Patellar Tendonitis with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Effective in Treating Patellar Tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis is a common injury or inflammation of the tendon that connects your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone (tibia). Your pain may be mild or severe with Patellar tendonitis.

Though anyone can get it,  it’s a frequent injury among athletes, especially those who play volleyball and basketball, and is called jumper’s knee. Among recreational volleyball players, an estimated 14.4 percent have jumper’s knee. The prevalence is even higher for top professional athletes. An estimated 40 to 50 percent of elite volleyball players have jumper’s knee.

Patellar tendonitis comes from repetitive stress on the knee, most often from overuse in sports or exercise. The repetitive stress on the knee creates tiny tears in the tendon that, over time, inflame and weaken the tendon.

Factors that contribute to this can be:

  • tight leg muscles
  • uneven leg muscle strength
  • misaligned feet, ankles, and legs
  • obesity
  • shoes without enough padding
  • hard playing surfaces
  • chronic diseases that weaken the tendon
  • Athletes are more at risk because running, jumping, and squatting put more force on the patellar tendon. (For example, running can put a force of up to five times your body weight on your knees.)
  • Long periods of intense sports training are associated with jumper’s knee.

Pain and tenderness at the base of your kneecap are usually the first symptoms of patellar tendonitis. You may also have some swelling and a burning feeling in the kneecap. Kneeling down or getting up from a squat can be especially painful.

The pain may at first be sporadic, occurring only after sports or exercise activity. As the tendon becomes more damaged, the pain can become progressively worse. It can interfere with any athletic activity, as well as with daily activities, such as climbing stairs or sitting in a car.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used with great success to treat pain and restore the person to a pain free way of life. Find out if PRP is the best option for you. Call now!

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