You May Need To Receive Prolotherapy

What Is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is an additional treatment for muscle and joint pain, this is a procedure in which a potential irritant solution such as dextrose is injected into the soft tissue of an injured joint.

This treatment is based on the theory that chronic pain is often caused by the laxity or looseness of the ligaments that are responsible for maintaining a stable joint.

Many clinic research has shown that the lack of ligament and tendon healing lead to chronic pain, which is why doctors mainly use prolotherapy to treat injured joints and ligaments, which cause pain in the joints.

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Prolotherapy Applications

While it is most commonly used for the back, doctors may also use prolotherapy in the following areas of the body:

Neck Pain

Ankle Pain

Lower back(Lumbar)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Wrist, Hand, Finger & Thumb Pain

Shoulder Pain

Knee Osteoarthritis

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Referred Pain

Knee Pain

Upper back(Thoracic)

Hip Pain

Elbow Pain

And many more

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Prolotherapy is short for proliferation therapy. The treatment works by injecting a substance that causes irritation into the ligament or tendon.

The irritant forces the body to respond by activating the body's healing response..

The injection primarily acts as a beacon; this lets the body know what specific area needs repair, and the body responds appropriately.

Once activated, the body will start to strengthen and repair damaged ligaments in the joint. The strengthening of the ligaments, over time, helps to stabilize the joint. Once the joint is better supported, will reducing pain until the pain disappear.

Prolotherapy usually requires several shots at the site of the injury or weakened area to be effective. An individual can expect anywhere from 4 to 15 shots per session, and for several sessions to occur over the course of 3 to 6 months.

The injection must be precise so that the irritant is placed at the area or areas requiring ligament repair.

What to expect

Not all people are suitable candidates for the prolotherapy injections. People with chronic diseases, for example, may not see any effect of prolotherapy on the contrary could see side effects.

Before starting treatment, the doctor must evaluate the patient with systematic reviews to determine if he or she is a good candidate for therapy, during or before the evaluation, the doctor will probably examine x-rays or other imaging results. The images will help you decide if the procedure is feasible, given the location and severity of the injury.

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