If you are experiencing conditions like heel spurs, loose joints, tendon and ligament injuries, knee pain or similar - then prolotherapy is a great way to significantly reduce and even eliminate pain.
In short, prolotherapy alleviates pain by strengthening injured or weak tendons and/or ligaments. Below are some of the conditions treated with prolotherapy:
Prolotherapy treatment involves your podiatrist performing injection therapy in affected ligaments, tendons and cartilage. This injection causes local inflammation, which will then trigger the body to attempt to heal the wound, depositing new collagen fibres. This new collagen will shrink, tightening and strengthening the existing ligament by up to 40% - causing it to become more stable and resulting in reduced or even eliminated pain.
Treatment varies with each patient. Partial or complete relief can be obtained after one session. However, the average person requires 4-6 treatments at a 2-4-week interval. X-rays are usually ordered before and after a course of therapy for joint conditions.