Prolotherapy involves precision injections of a solution directly into areas where tendons and ligaments attach to bone, and in places where cartilage is worn or damaged for the purpose of repairing and strengthening tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. This process creates a localized, controlled inflammatory process that stimulates the body’s own repair mechanisms to heal the damaged tissue. This leads to repair at the exact site of injury. The reason why prolotherapy is so effective is because it addresses the root cause of chronic pain, which is ligament and tendon weakness.
Normally, the body will attempt to heal damaged connective tissues. However, tendons, ligament, and cartilage have a poor blood supply by nature, which sometimes leads to incomplete healing. Low blood supply actually impedes optimal healing which can lead to incompletely healed and chronically injured tissues that become a source of pain and disability.
A Cost-Effective Pain Management Solution
Compared to the costs and dangers of surgery and a lifetime of pain medications, prolotherapy is a highly cost-effective solution, not to mention it preserves bodily tissues through healing and repair. Surgery removes important pieces of tissue (such as protective cartilage) and many pain medications actually inhibit tissue from repairing itself.
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Prolotherapy works on the premise that the majority of pain in the muscle and skeletal system is caused by weak or damaged connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, cartilage), most of which are found in and around joints. Connective tissue can become weakened or damaged in a variety of ways, whether through repetitive movement (sports) or through degeneration associated with aging, or just suboptimal health.
Some common conditions treated are:
- Most forms of arthritis
- Musculoskeletal pain, overuse injuries, sports injuries
- Headaches, whiplash, neck pain
- Back pain, knee pain, and instability, foot/ankle pain, plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain and instability, tendonitis, golfer/tennis elbow
- Wrist pain, carpal tunnel
- Partially torn tendons and ligaments
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