Prolotherapy is one of the many treatments that Clearway Pain Solutions offers and can be used to treat joint pain. Below, Sophia Leonard-Burns, PA-C answers your questions about prolotherapy.
What Is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy, also known as proliferative therapy, is an injection therapy that stimulates the bodies healing processes. It is directed at the tendons and ligaments of the affected painful joint. Prolotherapy is addresses the issues with stretched or torn connective tissue (ligaments and tendons). This is done by injecting a natural substance as well as local anesthetic into the affected area, which virtually tricks the body into repairing the area. The mild inflammatory reaction created by the injection encourages growth of new normal ligament and tendon fibers, resulting in the tightening of the weakened area. In order to get the most benefit from prolotherapy, injections are typically done in multiple sessions over a 3-6 month period.
What Conditions Can Prolotherapy Be Used To Treat?
Prolotherapy can be used to treat
- Knee pain including meniscal tears
- Wrist/hand pain
- Shoulder pain including rotator cuff tears
- Elbow pain including golfers and tennis elbow
- Foot pain including plantar fasciitis
- Ankle pain from instability or hyper mobility
- Spine pain including degenerative disc disease and SI joint hyper mobility
If you are interested in prolotherapy, please schedule an appointment with one of our providers. Your provider will assess your pain complaint, determine if you are a candidate for prolotherapy, and discuss risks, benefits, and alternatives with you.
To request an appointment with Clearway Pain Solutions, please call us at 855-527-PAIN (7246).
Prolotherapy. (n.d.). American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine. Retrieved September 21, 2020, from https://www.aaomed.org