Are You a Candidate for Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a pain relief treatment used to strengthen ligaments and tendons. A series of injections cause mild irritation in the body, which stimulates your body’s natural healing processes.
A good candidate for prolotherapy will have:
- Pain caused by a weakened ligament or tendon
- A strong immune system
- A healthy diet
- The time and willingness to receive follow-up treatments
The success of prolotherapy depends on the body’s ability to grow healthy, strong tissue when stimulated. Before starting prolotherapy, you should resolve any nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, allergy problems, or other underlying conditions that may interfere with the healing process.
Prolotherapy can be used to treat most pain caused by weakened ligaments or tendons, including pain associated with arthritis and Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia pain and muscle spasms occur when the underlying ligaments are weak. Prolotherapy can strengthen the ligaments, stabilize the joints and help prevent pain and muscle spasms. Prolotherapy can also help prevent arthritis by stabilizing joints with stronger ligaments and tendons, which can prevent the bone overgrowth known as arthritis.
Prolotherapy can cause a 100% improvement in joint pain when it’s applied in the correct areas to patients with healthy immune systems. In some cases, pain in one area may be caused by weakened ligaments or tendons in another area of the body, and it’s essential that the proper tissues are treated.