What Is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a natural safe injection therapy that is injected in to the affected ligaments, tendons and cartilage which leads to local inflammation. The localised inflammation triggers a wound healing cascade resulting in the deposit of new collagen fibres. New collagen shrinks as it matures, tightening and strengthening the ligament by 40% than the original ligament. This new physical structure of ligament becomes more stable causing reduced or eliminated pain.
What Does Prolotherapy Do?
Since pain is caused by injured or weakened connective tissue such as ligaments or tendons, prolotherapy can cure or substantially alleviate most painful conditions because it strengthens the injured area. Below are some of the conditions treated with prolotherapy:
- Heel spurs
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Lateral ankle sprains/ ligament strains
- Loose joints
- Tendinitis such as achilles tendinitis and achilles tendinitis
- Joint sublaxation
- Knee pain
Treatment vary with each patient. Partial or complete relief can be obtained after one session. However the average person requires 4-6 treatments at a 2-4 week interval. X-rays are usually ordered before and after a course of therapy for joint conditions.