Tired of corticosteroid injections? Are they even working for you anymore? Corticosteroid injections are often used to reduce inflammation in chronic musculoskeletal and joint related issues. Unfortunately, they are ineffective over time and, they carry some danger of side effects.
Corticosteroid injections can lead to thinning of the joint cartilage. They may weaken the ligaments of the joint. Moreover, corticosteroid injections can actually increase inflammation in the joint because of a crystallization reaction.
Instead, there are now natural injections that can be used for healing musculoskeletal injuries safely yet effectively. The most popular natural injections include Traumeel and Zeel.
Traumeel is often used for muscle, ligament and tendon strains and sprains. Traumeel injections contain plant and mineral extracts. When an injury occurs, inflammation takes place. This is the body’s natural healing process, but often times, inflammation becomes out of control and causes further problems in the soft tissue. Traumeel naturally reduces inflammatory cytokines and reduces inflammation to encourage healing.
Zeel is often used for arthritis. It is a homeopathic blend of the healing plants Rhustoxicodendron, Dulcamara, Sanguinaria, Symphytum and Arnica. In arthritis, there is a metabolic disruption in the joint that causes an imbalance and resulting inflammation as well as the degeneration of the joint components including connective tissue. Zeel injections help restore balance and offer arthritis patients relief. They also help protect the joint from further damage.
The best part of these natural, biological injections is that unlike cortisone, they have no adverse side effects. Call Western Illinois Medical Group at 309-837-2000 today to schedule an exam and find out if Traumeel or Zeel are right for your injury or chronic pain condition.