Also called proliferative treatment, prolotherapy is a non-invasive tendon and ligament therapy. This treatment is used by orthopedic specialists to stimulate the healing process of the body. It is often used to repair and strengthen painful and injured tendons, ligaments, and joints. Prolotherapy helps in diagnosing the instability caused by torn and stretched tissues in the major joints. Medical providers have been using this treatment since the 1930s. It is a safe and minimally invasive orthopedic therapy used to help treat a wide assortment of medical conditions.
the Prolozone Therapy Process
Prolozone treatment works by stimulating the natural healing mechanisms in the body. This treatment boosts the ability of the body to create new and healthy tissues in weakened and inflamed joints. The response of the body stimulates the development of healthy ligament and tendon fibers. The preparation used in prolozone therapy is a blend of PRP (platelet-rich plasma), saline, and anesthesia. The PRP comes from a small blood sample obtained from the patient’s body. The procedure is safe and has very little chance any risk of rejection or reaction. Patients may experience a little soreness at the injection site, but it can be relieved with over-the-counter pain reliever.
Who may Benefit from Prolozone Therapy?
At RMAI, our providers evaluate every patient to determine whether or not they are a candidate for proliferative treatment. A blood sample is taken to analyze nutritional deficiencies that may affect the regeneration process of the body. Also, an ultrasound or X-ray is performed to check the condition of the joints. Our providers use prolotherapy to treat conditions such as shoulder pain, rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis, hand and wrist pain, meniscal tears, neck pain, knee pain, degenerative disc disease, and sacroiliac joint instability.
This treatment may also be used for TMJ, ankle instability, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, hypermobility, and other related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Patients typically receive four to six sessions of this treatment with a break of one month between sessions for effective results.
Health Benefits of Prolozone Therapy
Medical experts who support the use of proliferative treatment believe that it may strengthen joints and reduce the joint pain. The improved collective strength results in stability and enhanced movement or function of the joints. It is an all-natural, safe, and long-lasting therapy.
If you are dealing with any orthopedic condition and would like a consultation to find out if you may benefit from this treatment? Then, RMAI would like to schedule an appointment for you to be evaluated by one of our medical providers. The treatment is simple and doesn’t require you to take time off from your daily life. It may also be combined with physical therapy to provide the fullest motion and flexibility.