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What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is an effective alternative treatment for ligament, tendon, muscle and joint pain relief. It involves injecting dextrose into the site of the defective or injured tissue, in an effort to stimulate your body’s natural healing process.

The term “prolotherapy” is derived from the Latin word “prolo” meaning offspring due to the proliferation of cells created by the procedure. Dextrose Prolotherapy enhances inflammation – the process the body naturally uses to stimulate the healing system. Carefully targeted prolotherapy injections act as an irritant that causes your body to regenerate tissue at an accelerated rate.

 

Does Prolotherapy Work?

Prolotherapy is a procedure that accelerates healing and reduces pain in joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

You can experience chronic musculoskeletal pain when your ligaments or tendons are weakened by strains or sprains or sometimes in the case of arthritis. Prolotherapy pinpoints the location of these ailments at their root.

Your strained tissues like tendons and ligaments, connected at the bone, can become stretched and develop small tears, causing the joint to become overly lax. This instability increases force on the fibro-osseous junction – the location where tissues attach to the bones. The highly sensitive tissue, where ligaments and tendons attach, is generally your greatest source of pain in a joint injury.

A skilled Physician, like Doctor Odom, can guide injections to the precise location of the pain with the help of ultrasound guidance.  The ability to target in this way makes prolotherapy an effective means of healing. Many studies have shown the positive outcomes from this procedure, and Prolotherapy recovery is proven to be faster than normal healing time.

 

What is Prolotherapy Therapy Effective For?

If you experience ankle, foot, elbow, back, neck, hip, shoulder or knee pain, talk to a doctor about joint regeneration solutions. Prolotherapy is proven effective for neck, back, ankle, elbow, knee, shoulder and hip joint regeneration. We can also use Prolotherapy for arthritis, muscle, tendon, ligament and bursitis treatment.

Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians to discuss which treatment is best suited to your pain issues.

Shoulder

• Rotator cuff tears
• Labral tears
• Osteoarthritis
• Instability

Spine

• Osteoarthritis
• Sacroiliac joint pain
• Back pain
• Post laminectomy syndrome
• Instability joint pain

Elbow & Hand

• Tennis elbow
• Ligament tears
• Carpal tunnel
• Arthritis
• Instability

Knee

• Osteoarthritis
• Ligament tears
• Meniscus tears
• Post surgical pain
• Instability

Elbow & Hand

• Tennis elbow
• Ligament tears
• Carpal tunnel
• Arthritis
• Instability

Hip

• Osteoarthritis
• Labral tears
• Bursitis
• Tendinitis
• Tendinopathy

Foot & Ankle

• Osteoarthritis
• Tendinopathy
• Ankle instability
• Plantar fasciitis
• Bunion/toe pain

Prolotherapy Benefits

These factors contribute to the physiological enhancement of the healing process:

    • Increase blood flow. Cartilage, ligaments, and tendons often heal poorly because of poor blood supply, as is apparent in their white color. The controlled inflammation of prolotherapy increases blood flow, nourishing the tissue while removing damaged cells.
    • Avoid NSAIDS like ibuprofen which provide pain relief but inhibit the body’s healing process.
    • Stimulate the body to deposit collagen on the injured tissue, healing and restoring tissue that otherwise takes a long time to heal and often never completely heals.

Prolotherapy Doctors Near Me

Don’t live with unnecessary joint pain. For relief from knee, shoulder and hip pain as well as arthritis and bursitis, click below to schedule with one of our caring physicians today.

Schedule a prolotherapy appointment at Odom today!