Prolotherapy

Get Healthy

“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

Diagnose

Whether you are suffering from chronic pain, or an acute injury, we are committed to finding the root cause of your pain. Because all areas of our health and wellness are so interconnected, our team takes a broad holistic approach to helping you heal. Getting healthy starts by getting you the right diagnosis.

Treat

From traditional treatment options to cutting-edge treatment and regenerative medicine, our team of doctors is committed to finding the best option to get you healthy. We recognize that you are an individual and the best treatment option for you is a personalized approach.

Design

Your long-term health isn’t a one-time fix. Our advanced team of doctors provide one-on-one attention and individualized programs for a variety of medical needs, including rehabilitation, nutrition counseling, weight loss, personal training and performance enhancement, all designed to keep you healthy.

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!