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Ozone Therapy for Foot Problems

What is Ozone Therapy for the Foot?

Ozone therapy is aprocedureto administer ozone to treat diseased or injured tissues.It can be used to treat a range of foot conditions.

Ozone, a potent form of oxygen, is a colorless and highly reactive gas with powerful oxidizing properties. It is an effective disinfectant and can be used against microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. It also helps improve the availability of oxygen to the tissues and strengthens the immune system.The ozone used in the therapy is derived from medical-grade oxygen sources.

Concept of Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy typically works by disrupting unhealthy processes in the affected tissues and stimulating healing.

If the foot problem is caused by an infection, ozone is administered to disinfect the area by stopping the growth of microbes and limiting their effects. Additionally, ozonehelps flush out infected cells and activates the body’s immune system.

Once the body rids itself of these infected cells, ozone promotes repair and healing of tissues through a concentrated oxygen effect.

Ozone helps treat tissue damage in the foot as it:

  • Increases blood supply and improves oxygen delivery to the cells
  • Ensures better flow of healing nutrients to the cells
  • Stimulates and optimizes cellular metabolism

This supports tissue repair or new tissue generation in the foot, and can often resolvefoot pain.

Foot Problems Treated with Ozone Therapy

The foot problems ozone therapy can help with include but are not limited to the following:

  • Foot ulcers
  • Diabetic foot
  • Foot pain due to injury or arthritis

These conditions among others are often the result of poor blood circulation or sometimes infectionsin the foot.

How Ozone Therapyis Administered for Foot Problems

Ozone therapy for foot problems is usually performed by administering ozone gas from a generator directly to the affected tissueover which a protective covering has been placed. Alternatively a mixture containing ozone may be injected into the area.

Benefits of Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy:

  • Kills microbes and reduces inflammation
  • Improves blood circulation and oxygen supply to the tissues
  • Helps the tissue regenerate

Side Effects of Ozone Therapy

Under normal circumstances, ozone therapy for the foot is considered to be safe with little to no side effects. Side effectsmay include:

  • Swelling of blood vessels
  • Infection at the injection site

Ozone therapy has many clinical applications and the results are promising. It is considered an effectiveoptionfor the treatmentcertain foot disorders.