Prolotherapy, short for “proliferation therapy,” this therapy is also known as nonsurgical ligament and tendon reconstruction, or regenerative injection therapy. Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured musculoskeletal tissue by producing new collagen and cartilage.
Types of Prolotherapy include Dextrose therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (Referred to as “PRP Injection Therapy”). There are dozens of studies purporting to show the benefits of prolotherapy for chronic pain. In joints, pain usually arises due to chronic stretching of the injured ligaments or tendon due to past injuries. The new collagen and cartilage strengthens and restores joints and supporting soft tissue, reducing or eliminating many different types of pain.
If you have tried a variety of therapy with no or slow progress, explore prolotherapy injection therapy. This therapy is safe and has minimal side effects.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Therapy is a form of prolotherapy by using patients own blood to be injected into the injured area. The growth factors and stem cells that are being released can speed up remarkable healing process. As a result, the treatment often leads to a more rapid, more efficient, and more thorough restoration healing.
Many professional athletes all over the world have been utilizing PRP Injection therapy. With this treatment many professional athletes are able to get back to playing in only a few weeks, instead of the normal recovery time of 2-6 months.
Athletes : Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Rafael Nadal, Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, Hines Ward
Prolotherapy can treat the following conditions
Tendon strain : Golfer’s elbow, Tennis elbow, shoulder rotator cuff, Achilles tendinitis, patellar tendinitis
Ligament strain : Torn MCL or ACL knee ligaments, ankle sprain,
Knee Arthritis : Knee cartilage worn out, and partial knee meniscus tear,
Back facet joint arthritis
Cosmetic Medicine: Skin rejuvenation, improving hair growth, reduce scarring