Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy Specialist Questions and Answers

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Prolotherapy Specialist Near Me in Claymont, DE
Prolotherapy Specialist Near Me in Claymont, DE

Table of Contents:

What is Prolotherapy?
How does prolotherapy work?
What areas can be treated with prolotherapy?
What are the benefits of prolotherapy?
Who is a good candidate for prolotherapy?

The human body has an incredible capacity to heal itself, and as we develop a deeper understanding of these processes and how they work, we can use them to our advantage to heal even the most dire injuries. One treatment that utilizes the body’s inherent healing abilities is prolotherapy, which can repair damage to joints and other soft tissues.

What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy, also referred to as proliferative therapy, is a regenerative medicine treatment that strengthens and repairs joints and connective tissues by stimulating the body’s natural healing ability. This regenerative treatment is based on the fact that when connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons are stretched or torn, the joints they are connected to destabilize and can become painful. By addressing the underlying cause of the instability, prolotherapy repairs the weakened sites through the production of new collagen tissue (a process known as neocollagenesis), resulting in a potentially permanent stabilization of the joint and connective tissues. Once the joint stabilizes, pain typically improves. Traditional approaches, including surgical procedures, come with greater risks and complications and may fail to stabilize the joint and relieve pain; anti-inflammatory or other pain relievers only provide temporary relief.

How does prolotherapy work?

Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms (increasing the production of fibroblasts) to repair damaged tissues, which leads to stabilization of the area. This, in turn, results in a restoration of function and a reduction of pain. Prolotherapy achieves this by directing an injection to the injury site, inducing the body’s inflammatory response. The mild inflammatory response created by the injection encourages the proliferation of new, healthy soft-tissue fibers, which results in a tightening of the compromised area. Additional treatments repeat this process, which can gradually build-up new, healthy tissues to restore the area’s original strength. The resulting improvement of function and reduction in pain can potentially be permanent. Each prolotherapy session is performed in-office and takes around 30 minutes from start to finish.

What areas can be treated with prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a versatile treatment that can target several different areas of the body and treat a wide number of conditions affecting these areas, including:

– Low back or mid-back pain
– Degenerative disc disease
– Sacroiliac joint instability/dysfunction
– Neck pain
– Knee pain; meniscal tears; IT band syndrome
– Wrist or hand pain
– Osteoarthritis
– Shoulder pain including rotator cuff tears
– Elbow pain including golfers or tennis elbow
– Foot pain including plantar fasciitis
– Ankle pain or instability, hypermobility
– Osteitis pubis symphysis
– Piriformis syndrome
– Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

What are the benefits of prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy provides several incredible benefits, including:

– Helps Repair Tendon Injuries
– Helps Treat Chronic Back & Neck Pain
– Resolves Shoulder Injuries & Pain
– Treats Elbow & Wrist Tendonitis
– Treats Injuries to the Hands & Feet
– Treats TMJ (Jaw Pain and Dysfunction)

Who is a good candidate for prolotherapy?

Patients who have any of the following conditions may be a good candidate for prolotherapy:

– Degenerative joint disease
– Tendonitis
– Sports injuries
– Sprains & ligament injuries
– Hip pain; arthritis, bursitis, labrum lesions
– Knee pain; meniscal, ACL, MCL, LCL tears
– Chondromalacia patella
– Foot & ankle pain; plantar fasciitis, sprains, neuromas
– Neck pain; whiplash, headache, migraines
– Shoulder pain; rotator cuff, glenoid labrum tears
– Elbow pain; golfer’s & tennis elbow
– Wrist pain; carpal tunnel, weak/sore wrists
– Hand, thumb & finger pain; Basal Joint Arthritis
– TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) dysfunction
– Over-Manipulation Syndrome
– Low back pain & sciatica
– Unresolved back pain despite Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy

If you are experiencing pain in your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joints, prolotherapy may be able to provide you with the relief you deserve. Total Wellness Medical Centre is proud to offer this incredible therapy! Our medical professionals have experience treating dozens of different injuries with prolotherapy and can help you relieve your pain, even if other therapies have failed to produce results. To book an appointment for prolotherapy, call our office today or visit us at 1400 Society Drive Suite# 1404 Claymont, DE 19703. We look forward to serving you!