Ozone is a highly reactive molecule, and when injected into a joint capsule it’s able to stimulate the fibroblastic (or regenerative) joint repairing abilities. This occurs when ozone is metabolized into different peroxides, which stimulates and enhances the growth factors in the surrounding areas for tissue regeneration and stabilization.
It’s important to understand what the word Prolozone means. Prolozone derives from the word ozone and the Latin word “proli“, which means to regenerate or rebuild. It means rebuilding tissues with ozone. “Prolo” is short for proliferation because the treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak.
To sum up, Prolozone is a nonsurgical, injection-based treatment, which in many cases permanently resolves chronic pain patterns and can regenerate damaged tissues.