Arthritis causes inflammation, heat, stiffness and pain in the affected joints (hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, hips, knees, ankles or feet). Treatment is aimed at relieving these symptoms. At present, one of the most effective is ozone therapy. It helps reduce pain and inflammation and also strengthens the immune system, three of the characteristics of arthritis. And it has no side effects and improves the patient’s quality of life.
Why Use Ozone Therapy
Arthritis treatment should be multifaceted. On one side, there are drugs to slow the progress of joint destruction, relieve pain and decrease inflammation. Although they can cause side effects, they are increasingly improving and if patients follow the instructions of their doctors, they should not appear.
Another of the treatments indicated for arthritis is the use of splints or other orthopaedic products to immediately improve the joint problem. For example, at Orliman, we offer a wide variety of insoles for rheumatoid arthritis to provide cushioning for the foot, relieve pain, not only in the area but also in the ankle and knee, and facilitate blood flow. By distributing the pressure of the foot over the insole and featuring padded areas where there is greater pressure, pain and deterioration of the joint can be prevented. For arthritis of the hand or wrist, Orliman offers several models that can help by providing support and stabilisation, while limiting movement.
Benefits of Ozone Therapy
Ozone therapy is a technique based on the application of a concentration of oxygen and ozone. The compound rapidly dissolves in the body and comes into contact with the molecules, generating acute oxidative stress. This has many benefits:
- It improves tissue oxygenation by increasing oxygen transport capacity.
- Antiplatelet effect.
- It improves the body’s antioxidant systems.
- Bactericidal and disinfectant effects.
- It helps the immune system combat infections and autoimmune diseases.
In addition to these benefits for the treatment of osteoarthritis, ozone therapy, in many cases, is making it possible to reduce medication. Not to mention that recovery is becoming faster. And, as they start feeling better, the state of mind of patients also improves. This enables them to return to their day-to-day activities earlier, which increases their quality of life. Also, because it does not involve the use of drugs, ozone therapy has no side effects and does not interact with other drugs.
All of this explains why ozone therapy is increasingly being used for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and conditions with chronic inflammation such as arthritis. In fact, it is also being used to treat other disorders such as herniated discs, lower back pain and cervicalgia. It is a quick, effective and painless technique. And it can be applied on an outpatient basis, has very few contraindications and produces no complications if it is carried out by qualified personnel.