Healthy healing of painful, injured joints.
What is Prolotherapy?A nonsurgical regenerative joint injection therapy that stimulates the body’s healing process to permanently strengthen and repair joints. We begin with a small local anesthetic, followed by an injection of a safe, natural solution directly to the painful joint, ligament, muscles or tendon that creates lasting healing.
What Conditions Does It Treat?Most acute and chronic joint pain conditions such as whiplash, chronic headaches, arthritis, rotator cuff injuries and tears, labral tears, meniscal tears, low back and neck pain, sciatica, degenerative joint and degenerative disc disease, sprained ankles or wrists, carpal tunnel syndrome, golfer’s and tennis elbow, unstable joints, and connective tissue disorders such as Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome.
How Does It Work?The natural, simple solution injected into the joint or painful area stimulates tissue growth to reinforce joints, reduce pain, and help heal damaged issues, without drugs or surgery.
What is the prolotherapy solution made of?
Is it painful?
What should I expect after treatment?
How often do I need injections before my joints are healed?
What adverse reactions do patients have?
The only adverse reaction reported is transient pain and localized swelling after injections, with overall adverse reactions being very low. The other risk factor with any interventional procedure is infection, which we minimize by using sterile aseptic techniques.
Nguyen, C., & Rannou, F. (2017). The safety of intra-articular injections for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a critical narrative review. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, 16(8), 897–902.doi:10.1080/14740338.2017.1344211
Can I use Ibuprofen or other NSAIDS with treatment?
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen are often discouraged prior to and during prolotherapy treatments. Research has shown that there can be up to 80% reduction in new cartilage growth. NSAIDS also have been shown to accelerate the articular cartilage breakdown in osteoarthritis. Most physicians who prescribe NSAIDs for joint health do not realize that long-term use of these medications has a negative effect and dramatically increases the risk for total joint replacement.
The Acceleration of Articular Cartilage Degeneration in Osteoarthritis by Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs. Ross A. Hauser, MD. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2010;(2)1:305-322.
The effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on human articular cartilage glycosaminoglycan synthesis. J. T. DINGLE. Journal of OsteoArthritis Research Society International (1999) 7, 313–314