Our joints are held together by soft tissue. Some of these structures are ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. These tissues tend to have limited blood flow relative to the circulation to muscles, thus when injured, resulting in longer recovery times, or in some cases chronic pain and instability.
What is Prolotherapy ?
Prolotherapy is an advanced injection treatment which involves injecting a sugar-anesthetic solution into injured or unstable tendons & ligaments. The body naturally responds by creating an inflammatory response at the site of the injected solution. This increased blood flow is needed to stimulate healing in the injured area.
Under the guidance of a naturopathic physician, you will be given a detailed pre and post-prolotherapyplan covering exercises, dietary changes, and supplementation.
There are researches and studies on prolotherapy that proves positive effect in treating conditions like tendinitis and tendinosis ( biceps tendon, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, achilles tendon, patellar tendon) joint osteoarthritis ( shoulder,hip, knee ) and ligament problems causing joint instability ( shoulder ligaments, knee ligaments, mostly ACL – anterio cruciate ligament or ligaments causing lower back pain.
An article on the use of prolotherapy in iliolumbar syndrome:
Prolotherapy demo of treating Knee