Prolotherapy

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“Prolotherapy” is derived from the Latin word “prolo” meaning offspring, due to the proliferation of cells caused by the procedure.

Dextrose acts as an irritant, causing the body to regenerate tissue at an accelerated rate. Dextrose Prolotherapy enhances the process the body naturally uses to stimulate the healing system… inflammation.

Chronic musculoskeletal pain often results when ligaments or tendons have been weakened by strains or sprains. Ligaments that connect the bones 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 of attachment of ligaments to the bones. Bones are covered by highly sensitive tissue called periosteum, the tissue to which the ligaments and tendons attach. This attachment is generally the greatest source of pain in a joint injury. Prolotherapy injections occur at this location.

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

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

  • Cartilage, ligaments, and tendons often heal poorly because of poor blood supply, as is apparent in their white color. The controlled inflammation of prolotherapy also causes increased blood flow, nourishing the tissue while removing damaged cells.
  • NSAIDS, like ibuprofen, inhibit the body’s healing process. Although they may give momentary relief from pain, they are counterproductive to the healing process.
  • Intentionally induced inflammation caused by dextrose injection stimulates 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.

Schedule a prolotherapy appointment at Odom today!