Osteoarthritis, often referred to as “wear-and-tear arthritis,” is a common condition that all too many people develop as they get older. Even young athletes can develop osteoarthritis as cartilage in the joint wears down due to repetitive-motion injury.
Although arthritis can occur in any joint in your body, it most often develops in your weight-bearing joints, such as your hips. This causes pain and stiffness in the joint, making it difficult for you to perform everyday activities – even taking a short walk.
What makes osteoarthritis particularly worrisome is that, if left untreated, it gradually worsens over time. While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are certain treatment options to help you control the pain and stay active.
Many doctors will tell you that having hip replacement surgery is your only viable solution, but this is not true. First of all, a hip replacement carries the risk of blood clots, infections, nerve damage, fracture of healthy portions of your hip bone, dislocation of the ball portion of your new joint, and eventual loosening of the prosthesis. Second of all, not everyone can endure surgery.
A nonsurgical solution is thus greatly preferred.
Fortunately, there is an effective, minimally invasive alternative to surgery that can help relieve your arthritic hip pain and restore your mobility: oxygen-ozone injection treatment.
The Benefits of Ozone Injection Therapy for Hip Arthritis
Ozone is a naturally occurring, relatively colorless gas consisting of molecules which each comprise three atoms of oxygen (O3). Medical ozone is a super-charged oxygen molecule that has been used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions for decades. Besides being a viable alternative to joint replacement surgery, ozone treatment serves as a “proactive” substitute to “reactive” conventional injection treatments – and to potentially addictive pain medications.
Oxygen-ozone therapy has been safely and successfully used worldwide for more than a century to treat a wide variety of health problems, including arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, muscle spasms, disc herniations in the spine, sports injuries, back and neck pain, and a sluggish immune system. This treatment is a constantly successful therapeutic solution for our patients who have hip arthritis, thwarting the pain so they can get on with their active lifestyle.
How Can I Know It Works?
Medical researchers report that ozone therapy has been proven to alleviate pain for patients who are suffering from a variety of conditions affecting the hip, including hip arthritis, trochanteric bursitis, tendonitis, functional overload, and pain caused by initial and late coxarthrosis (pressure exerted on the articular cartilage and bone). It has also been found to be helpful in association with prescribed exercises and an appropriate period of rehabilitation, because oxygen-ozone therapy can work as an anti-inflammatory, a painkiller, a circulation enhancer, and a tissue-repair mechanism.
Ozone Injections for Arthritis Hip Pain in Caldwell, New Jersey
Oxygen-ozone injection therapy is a simple in-office treatment performed by Dr. Warren Bleiweiss here at Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey. Dr. Bleiweiss, who is a well-known leader in the field of regenerative medicine and alternative treatments, performs this procedure routinely – with reliable and positive outcomes.
When administering this treatment into the hip joint, ultrasound guidance is used for precision, and anaesthesia is not necessary. However, for patients who are uncomfortable with injections, nitrous oxide is available.
Dr. Bleiweiss not only safely and effectively treats hip arthritis with ozone injections, but he also uses this method to successfully treat disc herniations, muscle pain, joint pain, sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, and more. Ozone treatments are also used to boost the immune system and to eradicate viruses and harmful bacteria in the body.
To find out whether ozone treatments might work well to address your specific health issue, call us today at (973) 403-3334 or fill out our Request an Appointment form online now. For our patients’ convenience, we also offer telemedicine appointments. We look forward to seeing you and helping you relieve your pain!