Ozone Therapy

Ozone, a natural gas formed in the atmosphere, acts as a vital UV filter and has medical uses. Unlike breathable O2, ozone (O3) consists of three oxygen molecules. Medicinal Ozone therapy employs a generator that mixes oxygen and ozone by passing oxygen through a discharge, creating an ozone-rich gas. Concentration and dosages vary for individualized treatment. Ozone triggers therapeutic chemical changes on contact, serving as an adjuvant treatment for various diseases, an anti-aging remedy, and a performance enhancer for athletes, promoting overall well-being.

USA Sports Medicine Ozone Therapy
USA Sports Medicine Ozone Therapy

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How Can Ozone Therapy Help You?

Ozone is a highly oxidative and reactive gas that is considered as a stressor pro-drug to your body (a). At therapeutic concentrations, Medical Ozone can:

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  1. Modulate your Immune System
  2. Activate your own antioxidant mechanisms
  3. Oxygenate your tissues
  4. Activate your metabolism
  5. Activate circulation
  6. Reduce inflammation in your body
  7. Increase energy production
  8. Induce the secretion of substances like endorphins, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters

  1. Germicidal– Ozone has been found to have direct killing effects on viruses, fungi, and bacteria in the body (a,b,c).
  2. Anti-inflammatory – Ozone inhibits pro-inflammatory pathways in the body (d,e,f,i,j)
  3. Improved Oxygen metabolism – Ozone helps shift the oxygen-hemoglobin dissociation curve, allowing red blood cells to release oxygen more efficiently to tissues low in Oxygen content.  It also aids in red blood cell metabolism, elasticity, and blood flow.   There is a significant improvement in blood flow and oxygenation of ischemic tissues due to ozone treatment (g,h).
  4. Antioxidant – Ozone activates your body’s own antioxidant mechanisms (k)
  5. Immune Boosting – Ozone works through many different pathways to boost your body’s immune responses (d,e,k).

Ozone therapy and dosing is individualized to the patient.  Depending on the condition treated, there are numerous routes and protocols to enable the patient back to their desired activity level.  These options will be discussed at your consultation with Dr. Poovendran to establish the most effective treatment for you.

  • Illness – Through its many biological functions, Ozone can help a patient recover more quickly from viral infections, bacterial infections, and fungal infections.  It does this by augmenting your immune system as well as killing pathogens directly.
  • Sports recovery – Through anti-inflammatory effects, oxygen delivery effects, and immune-boosting effects, Ozone therapy can help you during all phases of your training program, making workouts more effective, and recovery quicker.
  • Anti-Aging – Through anti-oxidant, oxygen delivery, and metabolic effects, Ozone therapy can help improve the quality of life in patients by making them feel better and more energetic
  • Health Maintenance – As part of a wellness routine, ozone therapy can be utilized to help patients feel more energetic, more alert, recover from activity faster, and fight off infections.
  • Arthritis Pain – Through anti-inflammatory effects as well as analgesic effects, ozone use has been shown to help patients with joint pain.

PRP has been shown to be better in at least 2 studies when compared to exercise alone (11,12)

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Studies show improved pain relief, at least for the first 6 months when compared to cortisone injection – a safer alternative to a cortisone injection.

More About Ozone Therapy

At USA Sports Medicine, we use Medical Ozone in several different modalities.  Ozone can be injected directly into the tissue to facilitate healing and decrease pain.

We can combine it with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections to augment its effects.

In other situations, it can be used in conjunction with a prolotherapy solution to decrease inflammation or facilitate healing (Prolozone).

Also, we perform major autohemotherapy, a powerful systemic treatment, where ozone is given intravenously (through an IV) after being mixed with the patient’s blood.

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Where is Ozone Therapy Offered?

Where is Ozone Therapy Offered?

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  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear/Sprain
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Impingement/Bursitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder
  • Scapular Dyskinesia
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Stenosis
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spur
  • Turf Toe
  • Bunions
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  • Stroke
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  • Trigger Finger
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  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osgood Schlatter’s
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Osgood Schlatter’s
  • Quadriceps Strain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Osteoarthritis
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  • Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Hip Trochanteric Bursitis
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