Prolotherapy is a regenerative treatment method that aims at restoring weakened, abraded, or damaged tendons, ligaments and joints are injected with proliferative and irritant solutions. The method initially relies on the revitalizing effect of proliferative solutions on cells and tissues as well as the irritating qualities of irritants. Once applied, these solutions trigger the naturally embedded healing mechanism of the body to become more active and reduce joint, tendon, ligament and muscle pain.
When to Apply Prolotherapy
Prolotherapy can be administered for the following conditions:
- Tendinitis (tendon inflammation) and ligamentitis (ligament inflammation) pain
- Swelling and pain in muscles and tendons
- Neck, back and lower back pain
- Cervical and spinal disk hernia
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Avascular necrosis (bone infarction)
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder impingement
- Jogger’s heel (Plantar fasciitis)
- Persistent pain after spraining the ankle
- Morton’s neuroma
Applying prolotherapy is no different than other proliferative and irritant solution applications for other conditions. The solution containing restorative substances is injected into the suffering. In addition, the tip of the needle is also used as a scalpel to restore the damaged section during the process. Like PRP, proliferative and irritant substances are restorative remedies and the procedure initially aims at resolving the problem rather than eliminating the pain caused thereby.