Safe, effective, non-surgical treatment for damaged ligaments and tendons
WHAT IS PROLOTHERAPY?
Prolotherapy is a type of regenerative injection therapy, that is primarily used to treat chronic and acute injuries and pain – although it can be used for other therapeutic purposes.
A combination of dextrose and local anesthetic is injected directly into damaged tissue, which stimulates the production of new, strong, healthy tissue. Prolotherapy increases joint stability, ultimately improving function and decreasing pain.
Prolotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Disc herniations
- Meniscal tears
- Cartilage degeneration
- Tendon strains
- Ligament tears
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES PROLOTHERAPY WORK?
Prolotherapy also works by creating a small amount of trauma in the area needing to be healed. This is where the skill of the practitioner really comes into play. With proper needle technique, the practitioner is able to break up knotted collagen, free up tangled nerves, and create microtrauma in the tissue. Microtrauma causes increased blood flow to the area, which is what the damaged tissue needs the most.
A third way in which prolotherapy works its magic is by part of the solution (dextrose) binding to what is called the capsaicin receptor (otherwise known as the TrpV1 receptor for all you physiology nerds out there). This receptor is located on nerves and when it is stimulated, results in decreased neuroinflammation.
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DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM MY FAMILY DOCTOR?
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IS PROLOTHERAPY PAINFUL?
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If you have more questions about prolotherapy, PRP or trigger point injections, feel free to book a FREE 15-minute consult with Dr. Mandy today and discuss whether these therapies are right for you.