Ligaments and cartilage can lose hydration as we age. Mechanical stress from everyday use, inflammation, and failure to fully repair after injury can cause these connective tissues to work inefficiently, bringing misaligned motion to the joint.
When our body’s natural patterns of motion are altered this way, wear-and-tear accelerates and can compound the sources of pain. The forces exerted on the joint are no longer directed the way they were designed. Instead, lax ligaments, or joints that we are favoring because of pain, cause shearing forces and torsion to be applied to the joints. This spiral of pain, altered motion, and misaligned movement can cause joints to degenerate rapidly.
The reason that some injuries heal completely, and others do not, has to do with circulation. In order for a damaged area of the body to regenerate and heal, it must have the critical elements that only the blood can provide, specifically vitamins, minerals, and oxygen.
Of these, by far the most important is oxygen. Low levels of oxygen cause an accumulation of lactic acid, which causes pain. That is what Prolozone therapy is designed to overcome.
Because Prolozone therapy treatments can result in cartilage regeneration, the technique is beneficial even for severe cases of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. It is common to see patients who have been told that they need a hip or knee replacement to experience significant relief and, thus, avoid surgical intervention. The most wonderful result of Prolozone is that it not only can cause pain relief, but also can affect long lasting correction of damaged tissues.