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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Heal Joint Pain with Prolozone Therapy

How You Can Heal Joint Pain with Prolozone

Many painful joints can be repaired using prolozone therapy. The primary reason for pain in joints is damage to connective tissue within the joint. As we age our repair processes slow as well. When wear and tear exceed repair the cartilage and other connective tissue within the joint is more susceptible to injury and slower to heal.

There is a remedy for this – prolozone therapy.  Prolozone is an injection technique used to heal joints and ligaments.  The ozone gas in Prolozone stimulates the cells in the joint to start repairing themselves, thereby stimulating all the tissues and causes a widespread healing response.

You may often see results rather quickly due to the anti-inflammatory effect of prolozone therapy, this is especially true for back pain, where the results can be seen within less than 24 hours. However, in major joints like the knee it takes time for new connective tissue to grow.  It takes about six weeks of cartilage growth to see the full effect of prolozone therapy in patients that have extensive cartilage damage.

Prolozone is an effective therapy for most major joints and back pain. Our ligaments and joints deteriorate with age, overuse, and overload due to obesity.  As ligaments age, they lose elasticity and start to pull away from the lining of the bone,  and this space is filled with new bone resulting in bone spurs and general deterioration of the joint over time. Ligaments have poor blood supply, which further deteriorates with aging, when injured they’re slow to heal or heal incompletely. This is one of the reasons why so many people undergo knee replacement surgery, because their torn ligaments and cartilage just can’t heal.  Prolozone therapy allows ligaments and cartilage to heal by supplying the needed oxygen to start the healing process.  It can reduce pain and inflammation in the joint fairly quickly.

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Eliminate Osteoarthritis Pain with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

PRP, or platelet rich plasma regenerates damaged tissues, and creates repair of those tissues by increasing growth hormones in the area first.  This then stimulate stem cell repair.  The plasma is created by taking your own blood, spinning it down, and then injecting the buffy coat layer (between your red blood cells and the clear yellow stuff on top) into the area we are treating. It can be used for facial aesthetics to create collagen, or for tendons/muscles/ligaments to stimulate repair.

Platelets are naturally extremely rich in the connective tissue growth and healing factors. The body’s first response to tissue injury is to deliver platelets to the area. Platelets initiate repair and attract stem cells to the injury. Injecting these growth factors into damaged ligaments, tendons, and joints stimulates the natural repair process. In order to maximize the healing process, the platelets must be concentrated and separated from the red blood cells. The goal of PRP is to maximize the number of platelets while minimizing the number of red blood cells in a solution that is injected into the injured or pained area(s). In summary, PRP creates, stimulates, and accelerates the body’s natural healing process.

What Does PRP treat?

A growing number of people are turning to PRP injections to treat an expanding list of orthopedic conditions, including osteoarthritis. It is most commonly used for knee osteoarthritis, but may be used on other joints as well. PRP treatment works most effectively for chronic ligament and tendon sprains/strains that have failed other conservative treatment.  It can also be effective for many cases of osteoarthritis by stimulating healing of cartilage and reducing pain and disability. This includes:

Knee arthritis
Hip joint arthritis
Shoulder arthritis
Ankle arthritis

How Does it Help Your Osteoarthritis?

When treating osteoarthritis with platelet-rich plasma, a doctor injects PRP directly into the affected joint. The goal is to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve joint function
  • Possibly slow, halt, or even repair damage to cartilage

Platelet-rich plasma is derived from a sample of the patient’s own blood. The therapeutic injections contain plasma with a higher concentration of platelets than is found in normal blood.

Call the office  (855) 684-3740  to find out how Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can help eliminate your osteoarthritis pain.

 

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Eliminate Facet Joint Syndrome Pain with Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Eliminate Facet Joint Syndrome Pain with Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Facet Joint Syndrome is a common diagnosis for back, mid-back and neck pain. The facet is a joint that lies between each of the vertebra.  An injury or a degenerative condition, such as arthritis can cause damage to the facet joints.  If this occurs, the joint cartilage deteriorates, friction between the bones leads to the tenderness, swelling, stiffness, and pain. The muscles will also work harder to protect the injured area, becoming very tense and stiff.

 

Symptoms of Facet Syndrome: 
• Pain that is often worse in the beginning and end of the day, or with a change in weather
• Lower back pain that is primarily at the waist level
• Neck pain that radiates into the shoulders, or head
• Headaches at the base of the skull, aching behind the eyes, and/or ringing in the ears
• The sound of bone rubbing on bone when you move
• Abnormal curvature in the spine
• Increase in pain when first standing, when sitting for long periods of time, or when bending or twisting

 

Traditional Treatment Options:

  • Physical therapy is one treatment plan that may improve  some strength, mobility and range of motion.
  •   Cortisone may be helpful in reducing inflammation around the facet joint; however, these treatments may not return the patient to the desired flexibility and comfort level. This is where regenerative treatments are particularly effective in actually helping the facet joint to heal, instead of reducing the symptoms. These treatments actually help to restore the strength to the neck or back.

Regenerative Medicine Treatment Options: 

  • Prolotherapy contains a solution of concentrated dextrose and local anesthetic (steroids are not used). This solution stimulates the body’s natural ability to repair damaged tissue, encouraging new growth and creating a positive environment into which the stem cells are placed.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma therapy uses platelets to initiate tissue repair by releasing growth factors. These growth factors start the healing process by attracting cells that repair. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy intensifies this process by delivering a higher concentration of platelets to the affected area. The therapy involves a small sample of the patient’s blood placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood components. The concentrated PRP is then injected into and around the point of injury, significantly strengthening the body’s natural healing.

 

Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma treatments make it possible to restore the facet joint back to normal function. The muscles around the joint will begin to relax as a result, and the patient can return to the normal range of motion and flexibility experienced before the onset of Facet Joint Syndrome.

If you want to know if you have Facet Joint Syndrome, or if you want to know how these techniques can specifically help you, call our office: (855) 684-3740

 

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Prolozone (Ozone Injections) for Pain Relief and Tissue Repair

Prolozone (Ozone Injections) for Pain Relief and Tissue Repair

Prolozone (Ozone Injections)  created for medical purposes with an ozone generator that takes oxygen from a tank and exposes it to an electrical spark. This creates two singlet oxygen ions, which then attach themselves to two O2 molecules to create two O3 molecules. Therefore the ozone gas can then be drawn into a syringe to be used for injection into any part of the body that has chronic inflammation and pain.

Our ligaments and joints deteriorate with age, overuse, and overload due to obesity. As ligaments age, they lose elasticity and start to pull away from the lining of the bone, this space is filled with new bone resulting in bone spurs and general deterioration of the joint over time.  Ligaments also tend to have poor blood supply, which further deteriorates with aging, or when injured they’re slow to heal or heal incompletely.  As a result, this is one of the reasons why so many people undergo knee replacement surgery, because their torn ligaments and cartilage just can’t heal… Prolozone therapy  allows ligaments and cartilage to heal by supplying the needed oxygen to start the healing process. It can reduce pain and inflammation in the joint fairly quickly.

What Conditions Can Prolozone be used to Treat?

Ozone injections can be used for chronic neck or low back pain, shoulder tendonitis/bursitis, tennis elbow, knee pain from patello-femoral pain or arthritis, jaw pain from TMJ, chronic trigger points in any muscle of the body and even in the hands or feet that have soft tissue pain syndromes. Virtually all musculo-skeletal aches or pains that have persisted for over two months will respond to ozone injections.

How Long Will It Take to see Results?

Pain relief is usually complete within 30 – 60 minutes. It works by the mechanisms described above. That is increasing oxygen uptake in the local tissue and speeding up local metabolism, which accelerates repair processes. Unlike cortisone shots, which provide anti-inflammatory effects but weaken the injected tissue due to its catabolic effects, ozone stimulates repair processes that promotes healing of the injured tissue.

We have performed ozone injections in our clinic and have seen a tremendous success rate in pain relief for most chronic pain syndromes. The length of relief varies from a month to six months or longer. We have found that some patients may need a series of 2 – 4 injections spread out over a period of many months to achieve complete relief. This is because each injection leads to longer pain relief as there are cumulative tissue repair effects.

Call (855) 684-3740 to schedule your consultation appointment and take the first steps to living a pain-free life!

 

 

 

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Eliminate Pain and Repair Tissue with Ozone Injections

Ozone Injections for Pain Relief and Tissue Repair

Ozone is created for medical purposes with an ozone generator that takes oxygen from a tank and exposes it to an electrical spark. This creates two single oxygen ions, which then attach themselves to two O2 molecules to create two O3 molecules. The ozone gas can then be drawn into a syringe to be used for injection into any part of the body that has chronic inflammation and pain.

Ozone injections can be used for chronic neck or low back pain, shoulder tendonitis/bursitis, tennis elbow, knee pain from patello-femoral pain or arthritis, jaw pain from TMJ, chronic trigger points in any muscle of the body and even in the hands or feet that have soft tissue pain syndromes. Virtually all musculo-skeletal aches or pains that have persisted for over two months will respond to ozone injections.

Pain relief is usually complete within 30 – 60 minutes. It works by increasing oxygen uptake in the local tissue and speeding up local metabolism, which accelerates repair processes. Unlike cortisone shots, which provide anti-inflammatory effects but weaken the injected tissue due to its catabolic effects, ozone stimulates repair processes that promotes healing of the injured tissue.

We have performed ozone injections in our clinic and have observed a tremendous success rate in pain relief for most chronic pain syndromes. The length of relief varies from a month to six months or longer. We have found that some patients need a series of 2 – 4 injections spread out over a period of many months to achieve complete relief. This is because each O3 injection leads to longer pain relief as there are cumulative tissue repair effects.

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections Can Reduce and Heal Knee Pain Due to Osteoarthritis

A growing number of people are turning to Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to treat an expanding list of orthopedic conditions, including osteoarthritis. It is most commonly used for knee osteoarthritis, but may be used on other joints as well. Platelet-rich plasma therapy, sometimes called PRP therapyattempts to take advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments muscles, or even bone.

When treating osteoarthritis with Platelet-Rich Plasma, a doctor injects PRP directly into the affected joint. The goal is to: reduce pain, improve joint function, possibly slow, halt, or even repair damage to cartilage. PRP is derived from a sample of the patient’s own blood. The therapeutic injections contain plasma with a higher concentration of platelets than is found in normal blood.

What is plasma? Plasma refers to the liquid component of blood; it is the medium for red and white blood cells and other material traveling in the blood stream. Plasma is mostly water but also includes proteins, nutrients, glucose, and antibodies, among other components.
What are platelets? Like red and white blood cells, platelets are a normal component of blood. Platelets alone do not have any restorative or healing properties; rather, they secrete substances called growth factors and other proteins that regulate cell division, stimulate tissue regeneration, and promote healing. Platelets also help the blood to clot; a person with defective platelets or too few platelets will bleed excessively from a cut.

PRP therapy works to treat osteoarthritis by Inhibiting inflammation and slowsdown the progression of osteoarthritis. It also stimulates the formation of new cartilage, increases the production of natural lubricating fluid in the joint, thereby easing painful joint friction proteins that alter a patient’s pain receptors and reduce pain sensations.

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Prolzone Therapy Relieves Joint Pain

Relieve Joint Pain with Prolozone Therapy

Many of us experience joint pain as we get older. The primary reason for pain in joints is damage to connective tissue within the joint. As we age our repair processes slow as well. When wear and tear exceed repair the cartilage and other connective tissue within the joint is more susceptible to injury and slower to heal.

Our ligaments and joints deteriorate with age, overuse, and overload due to obesity. As ligaments age, they lose elasticity and start to pull away from the periosteum (lining of the bone), and this space is filled with new bone resulting in bone spurs and general deterioration of the joint over time. Ligaments have poor blood supply, which further deteriorates with aging, when injured they’re slow to heal or heal incompletely. This is one of the reasons why so many people undergo knee replacement surgery, because their torn ligaments and cartilage just can’t heal..

Prolozone Can Help

However, there is a remedy for this – prolozone therapy. Prolozone is an injection technique used to heal joints and ligaments.  At Regenerative Medicine Institute we inject a local anesthetic and medications into the joint that stimulates healing. We then  inject a small amount of ozone into the joint through the same needle. The ozone gas stimulates the cells in the joint to start repairing themselves. Because ozone is a gas, it disperses easily throughout the joint stimulating all the tissues and causes a widespread healing response.

You may often see results rather quickly due to the anti-inflammatory effect of prolozone therapy, this is especially true for back pain, where the results are seen within less than 24 hours. However, in major joints like the knee it takes time for new connective tissue to grow.. It takes about six weeks of cartilage growth to see the full effect of prolozone therapy in patients that have extensive cartilage damage. Prolozone is an effective therapy for most major joints and back pain.

 

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Prolozone therapy allows ligaments and cartilage to heal by supplying the needed oxygen to start the healing process. It can reduce pain and inflammation in the joint fairly quickly.