This is a therapy that focuses on joint, ligament and tendon sources of pain. This therapy is highly effective at stimulating the recovery of joints that are unstable and are sources of referred pain.
Most forms of musculoskeletal pain due to chronic degeneration or trauma originate with joint, ligament or tendon damage. Even muscle spasm can be created by joint issues. Prolotherapy is a highly effective treatment for restoring joint function and reducing pain.
The therapy consists of locating and anethsetizing the area and injecting a solution containing dextrose into the area triggering a physiological response resulting in tissue repair.
PRP therapy is an alternative approach to healing ligament and tendon injuries, using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP contains large amounts of bioactive proteins, which initiate healing in connective tissue, promote growth of new blood vessels, and stimulate the healing process.
The first step in PRP Therapy is taking a small amount of blood from a patient. The blood is then placed in a spinning centrifuge, which automatically produces the PRP. PRP is then injected into the injured area, stimulating the tendon or ligament, which causes mild inflammation that triggers the healing process. As a result, new collagen is developed. When this collagen matures, it begins to shrink, which tightens and strengthens the tendons and ligaments in the injured area.
Patients can see a significant improvement in their symptoms. PRP therapy can strengthen injured tissue up to 40%, and may eliminate the need for other treatments, such as medication or surgery.