Prolotherapy treatment is a minimally invasive injection that stimulates an inflammatory response and promotes the body’s natural healing process to repair and strengthen chronically impaired ligaments and tendons that have been damaged from overuse or injury.
The ligament or tendon that has been damaged and loosened is injected with a solution of dextrose (a sugar) and a small amount of local anesthetic (numbing agent) which will cause an inflammatory reaction and promote your own body’s natural healing response.
Ligaments connect bones to bones within a joint and have a natural property to allow movement of the bones within the joint. Over time ligaments can become weakened or injured and allow increased movement and decreased support of the bone to bone connection.
Ligaments have a very limited blood supply and heal slowly, and commonly heal incompletely. Ligaments are rich in sensory nerves and can become a primary source of pain and lead to early degeneration of the joint there are meant to protect when they become loose due to injury or weakness. Prolotherapy can promote healing and strengthening of ligaments.
Tendons are the tissue that connects muscles to bones and can degenerate or become torn leading to pain. Prolotherapy can cause an inflammatory response with increased blood flow to deliver healing cells and regenerative growth factors to promote healing and reduce pain. Prolotherapy can improve healing of cartilage within a degenerated joint by the same inflammatory response.
Prolotherapy often requires multiple visits and is dependent on your bodies healing response and the injury being treated. It is common to expect soreness in the area after prolotherapy treatment. Some patients leave feeling great and never require additional treatment, however, is more common the patients will experience continued improvement over time with additional treatments.
Our goal is to avoid surgery and it’s complications by promoting your own natural healing response. Please see the instructions on postoperative care and the natural supplements you can provide your body during Prolotherapy to enhance the healing response and guidance on proper post-treatment movement and exercise.
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