Ozone jab in the knee to ease arthritis pain: Weekly gas injection can improve mobility
- The treatment is thought to work by dampening down release of chemicals
- Prostaglandins are triggered by inflammation in a damaged joint
- ‘Laboratory tests have shown [ozone] has anti-inflammatory effects’
Gas injections into the knee could banish the pain of osteoarthritis. The jab contains ozone, a form of oxygen gas found in the atmosphere, and new research suggests weekly injections can reduce pain and improve mobility.
The treatment is thought to work by dampening down the release of prostaglandins – chemicals that are triggered by inflammation in a damaged joint and that send pain signals to the brain.Login to read more