for Knee/Muscle Pain
|Traumeel injection solution, unlike NSAIDs and
corticosteroids, is thought to enter the
inflammation cascade well before the prostaglandin
synthesis begins, thus modulating the inflammation as
well as the pain associated with arthritis and other
relevant conditions. The protective action of the
prostaglandin synthesis remains intact and the healing
and repair in joints continues.
Zeel injection solution’s multi‐targeted mechanism of
action is not fully understood. It is
thought that it addresses chronic inflammation,
prevention of vascularization of the cartilage
and endochondrium, remodeling and protection of
cartilage, and alteration to cartilage
mechanics. It has an excellent safety profile with very
few reported adverse effects, few
contraindications and no known drug interactions
which makes it suitable for acute and longerterm
treatment. It can be safely combined with other
treatments but is effective as a monotherapy as well.
Traumeel and Zeel injection solutions in combination
are indicated for the treatment of
inflammatory and degenerative conditions of the
musculoskeletal system, such as
arthrosis/osteoarthritis and/or rheumatic joint
diseases, and for the relief of symptoms
including pain, swelling, and joint stiffness.
|Frequently Asked Questions:
Will I feel an immediate reduction in pain?
YES – although the most pain reduction is felt after the
3rd weekly Traumeel & Zeel injection.
How long do the results last?
The duration of pain relief will vary among individuals.
In a study published in the ACR in 2014, subjects
reported >50% reduction in pain at 3 months that may
Is it possible to make the results last longer?
YES – During the 2-3 months after the procedure when
your pain is reduced, this is the ideal time to
incorporate physical therapy and weight loss to
strengthen your muscles and decrease the chronic
stress on your joints. Ask Dr Shibuya about an
integrative, holistic arthritis approach with less
medicine & a healthier lifestyle.
Does the treatment hurt?
There may be pain during the procedure as the
medicine is administered through a small needle,
along with local anesthesia.
Are there any side effects?
Common side effects include local pain, bruising, local
swelling, redness or tenderness and numbness or
tingling that typically resolves within a few days without
How soon can I return to activity?
Patients may return to non-strenuous activity
immediately after the procedure. Post-treatment care
will focus on anticipated side effects listed above.
Consult your physician regarding your specific
|What is Traumeel?
Traumeel is a special blend of natural plant &
mineral extracts, which was developed by Dr
Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg, a German physician,
in the 1930s, to treat musculoskeletal injuries &
60 years & is now available in over 50
countries, including the USA.
Traumeel, in combination with Zeel, was found
to be effective in treating moderate knee OA
|When should I call for an appointment?
There are many causes of knee pain: bursitis,
tendonitis, and osteoarthritis to name a few.
1. If you have had chronic knee pain for >3
months, despite treatments from your MD
2. If you have had side effects to, or have not
had a satisfactory response to pain
medications, cortisone or knee replacement
3. If you would like to try to AVOID knee
surgery or to delay repeat knee surgery.
Where can I get more information?
You can visit www.MediNatura.com for more
|Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Auto-Immune Diseases
Barry Shibuya M.D. and Christine Elias M.D.