What Is Prolotherapy?
It’s a set of injections that are used to help the body’s natural healing process to strengthen and repair damaged tissues, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
What Is In the Injections?
With traditional prolotherapy, substances such as dextrose, saline, SARAPIN, and lidocaine are used to stimulate regeneration of tissue. Today, we use PRP [Platelet Rich Plasma] and Stem Cells. PRP and Stem Cells are more effective at stimulating tissue regeneration and repairing the damage we work to correct.
What Areas Can We Treat With Prolotherapy?
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Low back or mid-back pain including degenerative disc disease and sacro-iliac joint instability/dysfunction
- Joint pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Minor to medium tendon and ligament tear
- Trigger Finger
- Knee meniscal tears
- Wrist or hand pain
- Shoulder pain including rotator cuff tears
- Elbow pain including golfers or tennis elbow
- Foot pain including plantar fasciitis
- Ankle pain or instability
- Osteitis pubis
- IT band syndrome
- Piriformis syndrome
- Temporal mandibular joint syndrome [TMJ]
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Typically when doing PRP or Stem Cell Therapy, you will not need downtime. We ask people not to do a lot of heavy exercises or strenuous physical work for a couple of days after having prolotherapy done as the body needs a little break while it’s in the early stages of regeneration. You should be able to move around like you normally would though. Some may need to take Tylenol for pain. The pain should only last for 2-3 days after the procedure.
Side Effects Of Prolotherapy
Typical side effects are redness at the site of injection, soreness at the join and inflammation or swelling at the site or join. The swelling and inflammation are due to the healing and tissue regeneration which typically subsides after 2-3 days.