How to Do Subcutaneous Ozone Knee Injections

by | Jun 21, 2020 | 21 comments

Subcutaneous ozone knee injections are a simple and effective treatment for joint pain.

In the case of inflammation or any type of damage to the soft tissue of the knee area, ozone injections can offer an immediate and substantial relief. 

Subcutaneous knee injections are different from true joint or intra-articular injections (named “prolozone” injections by Dr. Frank Shallenberger) in that they are shallower and less ozone is used. 

The needle used in subcutaneous ozone injections is smaller and shorter than what is used for true intra-articular injections. 

For that reason they do not require anesthetics, are simpler to perform, and carry less risk than prolozone treatments. 

What equipment do you need for subcutaneous ozone knee injections?

  • oxygen tank and regulator 
  • tank wrench
  • ozone generator
  • ozone syringe
  • syringe filling station with a filter
  • 30g 13 mm needle
  • alcohol wipes
  • cotton pad
  • bandaid
  • gloves
  • sharps bin

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How to do subcutaneous ozone knee injections?

 

Suggested settings

Ozone concentration: 10 to 30 mcg/ml
Oxygen flow: not important with a syringe, depends on ozone generator
Gas volume: 2 to 5 ml per puncture site, 5 to 10 ml per knee

 

Suggested settings

Ozone concentration:

10 to 30 mcg/ml

Oxygen flow:

not important with a syringe, depends on ozone generator

Gas volume:

2 to 5 ml per puncture site, 5 to 10 ml per knee

Learn how to protect yourself from breathing ozone

1. Screw the low flow regulator onto the oxygen tank.

2. Take a piece of silicone tubing, and connect one end to the oxygen tank. 

3. Take the other end of the silicone tubing and a luer lock connector and push one into the other.

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4. Screw the silicone tubing with the luer lock into the “oxygen in” port of the ozone generator. 

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5. Screw the syringe filling station onto the ozone outlet of the ozone generator. Make sure the OFF valve is turned towards the destructor. 

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6. Plug the ozone generator into the power supply. 

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7. Open the valve of the oxygen tank, just half a turn. Watch the regulator and see how the gauge jumps up. It shows you how much oxygen is left in the tank. 

8. Open the regulator to 1/2 LPM. 

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9. Flush the lines: Count to 15 to let pure oxygen flow through the lines, the syringe filling station, and the filter.

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10. Flush the syringe: screw it onto the syringe port of the syringe filling station and fill with pure oxygen. 

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11. Unscrew and empty it. 

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12. Close the valve of the syringe filling station.

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13. Screw the syringe onto the syringe port of the syringe filling station.

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14. Check your ozone output chart and see which settings you will need. Choose an ozone concentration between 10 and 30 mcg/ml. I pick 15 mcg/ml. Which means I will need to keep the oxygen flow at 1/2 LPM and the first ozone dial on 5, the second remains off. 

15. Set the dial on your ozone generator to the desired setting. In my example I set the first dial on 5, the second dial remains off. 

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16. Turn the lever on the syringe filling station to open the syringe port.

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17. Fill the syringe with around 20 cc of ozone/oxygen mix if you will inject one knee. 

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18. Close the lever on the syringe filling station when the syringe is 20 cc full.

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19. Turn the ozone generator off. 

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20. Close the regulator by setting it to zero. 

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21. Unscrew the syringe. Keep it upright.

22. Unpack the needle. 

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23. Screw the needle onto the syringe. 

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24. Set is aside for a moment. 

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25. Put gloves on

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26. Sit in a position so that your knees are at a 90 degrees angle.

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27. Locate the spots where you will inject the ozone, see the two pink circles in the picture. You can inject each knee on both sides of the patella. The injection spots are located left and right underneath the patella, in between the femur and the tibia. When you palpate them, you will feel two soft dimples. 

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28. Disinfect the injection site with an alcohol wipe. 

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29. Remove the cap from the needle. Flush it with ozone by pressing out a few ml. 

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30. Inject straight into one of the soft spots. 

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31. Press in a few ml of ozone/oxygen gas mix. You may feel a sensation of pressure. 

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32. Pull the needle out. Press a cotton pad on the puncture wound to stop the bleeding. 

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33. Repeat steps 30 to 32 on the other side of the same knee, and if necessary also on the other knee. 

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34. Put bandaids on.

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35. Dispose of the needle in the sharps bin. 

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36. When you’re done with ozone for the day, make sure to release the pressure from the regulator. First, close the valve on the oxygen tank. Do not exert too much force but make sure you close it tightly. 

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37. Open the regulator all the way to the maximum flow. Watch the gauge on the regulator go down to zero within seconds. 

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38. Once the gauge is at zero, set the regulator to zero. You’re done!

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Recommended equipment for subcutaneous ozone knee injections

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What are subcutaneous ozone knee injections used for?

Subcutaneous ozone injections into the knee can offer relief for the following conditions: 

  • joint pain of any kind
  • arthritis
  • arthrose
  • bursitis
  • damage to the ligaments
  • damage to the cartilage
  • any type of inflammation in or around the joint

Risks and contraindications for subcutaneous ozone knee injections:

Risks:

Bleeding, pain, inflammation and infection from the injection site

Contraindications:

Allergy, possibly transplanted organs

Success stories with subcutaneous ozone knee injections

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The Crazy Ozone Lady’s take on subcutaneous ozone knee injections

I am a great fan of subcutaneous ozone injections into the knees and other joints.

They are simple and easy to perform, are low risk, and can significantly reduce joint pain.

They are not as effective as true intra-articular joint injections.

Therefore, in order to achieve the same effect, multiple subcutaneous injections may be required.

The advantage of shallow ozone knee injections is that they do not call for an anesthetic, they are easy to learn, and they can be repeated as often as the need arises.

I’ve applied them on myself and many times on my Dad.

About the author:

PaolaI’m Paola the Crazy Old Ozone Lady behind The Power of Ozone. I’m a licensed naturopathic practitioner, natural health consultant, ozone therapy enthusiast, researcher, and ozone therapy analyst. I hold certificates in ozone therapy, hyperbaric ozone applications, Oxyvenierung, and the Andrew Cutler chelation. I own several ozone generators including a German hyperbaric 10 Pass machine. I have been using ozone for over 13 years, I’ve chelated with the ACC program for close to 5 years and I’ve been carnivore for nearly 1.5 years. This website serves as a resource for those who are interested in ozone therapy and other approaches to successfully manage chronic conditions. 

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21 Comments

  1. Peter

    Hello to fellow Ozone users…..I want to tell you about ozone injections into the knee’s, to begin with I want to say right away that using 30 ga. needles are completely pain free,and you don’t even feel the needle going in…… My situation is that I have arthritis that attacks the joints and in particular my knee joints, so bad that at times tears would come or you get kind of sick to your stomach from the pain, I won’t use drugs on my body so I was barely crawling around most of the time….Then I discovered Ozone thru Paula’s site and then said I think I can do this, as her website with pictures told me everything I needed, I rounded up all of the equipment and bought the needles…… Now I was committed, you are always a little hesitant the first time, so I had a lady friend help to give the injections, it took almost no time, less then 5 min. for both knee’s … Right after the injections, your knees; feel a little different, with less pain, but the real surprise was that the next morning I was completly pain free, you just can’t believe what a major relief it is to be pain free… What Paula is doing is just short of miracle work, if I had not found her site I would still be in pain, but now I know I can fix myself and now you can too..

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  2. Christy

    Hi Paola. Thank you for the excellent information about how to do different ozone treatments. I’d like to do subcutaneous ozone injections into a few joints in my hands and feet as I have RA (rheumatoid arthritis). Your tutorial was about injecting a large joint, the knee. Would you still recommend the same type of needle ( 30g, 13mm long) for the smaller joints in the hands and feet?

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    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Christy,

      For smaller joints I would first try ozone sauna, or soaking in water with hydrogen peroxide, or do an ozone bath, and change to a meat based, anti-inflammatory diet.

      If that didnt’ work, I would possible try injections. And yes, you can use the same needles for that.

      Best,

  3. Frank T

    How deep do you insert the needle for the knee injection? It appears from the photo that it’s inserted as far as it will go, but that may be a feature of the photo. Would very much appreciate clarification on this. (and thanks for all your work and shared info about ozone!!!)

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    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Frank,

      Yes, you can go as far as the needle goes (13 mm).

      Best,

  4. Norman

    Hi Paola,
    Can I follow the same protocol for shoulder Thanks

    Reply
    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Norman, yes you can.

  5. Nick Fedan

    Hi Paola,

    Your work is clear, concise, accurate, and experienced-based. Thank you.

    I have taken a couple of Dr.Shallenberger’s courses, but (as you know) he stays away from DIV as practiced by Dr. Robins and endorsed by Dr. Rowen. I am interested in a consult (via Zoom?) with you specifically about DIV. Would appreciate your comments via my email.
    Cheers, Nick

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    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Nick,

      I sent you an email. Please check your inbox.

      Best,

  6. Franco

    Hi Paola,

    Can I use an O2 concentrator for injections vs. a medical O2 tank?

    Pro and cons and safety concerns you can share?

    Franco

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  7. Jacob

    Thank you Paola for all the info!
    I have had ligament issues in the wrist. Could give me a hint of how to inject in the area? Volumes and concentration?

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    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Jacob,

      First, I wouldn’t do injections at all, but either limb bagging, ozone sauna, or soaking the wrist in hot water with 1/2 cup of 35% hydrogen peroxide.

      Applying DMSO could also do the trick.

      Injecting the wrist is a delicate matter and it’s not easy to explain it through the comments section. So, if all of the above would not work out, I would probably take a very small needle, 30g 13mm or smaller and inject very shallow intradermally or subcutaneously. Set “ozone bubbles” to be absorbed by the tissue over time. But as mentioned, I would try easier things first.

      Best,

    • Jacob

      Thanks for all advice, Paola.

      As curiosity, have you seen wrist instability (dislocation) been healed by any of these procedures be it intraarticular, subcutaneous , etc?

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      No, nothing that I recall ….

    • Jacob

      Is the claim that ozone and ozonides look for inflamed and problematic areas? In this case a small volume DIV to a big hand vein (like the ones I have) could possibly affect the wrist? Sounds crazy but we are on the Crazy Lady’s website …

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Jacob,

      ozone therapy is an excellent anti-inflammatory treatment. So if the wrist problem is because of inflammation, DIVs could help.

      Alternatively, you could also do ozone saunas, or peroxide baths by submerging the hand in hot water with 1/4 cup of 35% peroxide.

      Best,

    • Barry

      Anyone may write to president Trump about using Ozonated Water at whitehouse.gov

  8. Dennis Anderson

    Thank you Paola. Your pictures and descriptions of the procedure are excellent! I am a retired dentist and still have all of my ozone equipment from my dental office, so I can try your procedure if I need it for my wife or myself. We are waiting things out in Thailand right now, but I always bring my ozone equipment with me wherever I go and use it for ri and ozonated water. I had an episode of ear pain after doing ei and appreciated your warning, but saw it a little late.
    Thanks for all your help!

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    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Dennis,

      I hope it will help you and your wife when you try it.

      Let me know how it will go!

      Best,

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