Prolotherapy treatment commonly consists of several injection sessions delivered every two to six weeks over the course of several months. During an individual prolotherapy session, therapeutic solutions are injected at sites of painful and tender ligament and tendon insertions, and in adjacent joint spaces. Injected solutions (“proliferants”) have historically been hypothesized to cause local irritation with subsequent inflammation and tissue healing, resulting in enlargement and strengthening of damaged ligamentous, tendon and intra-articular structures. These processes were thought to improve joint stability, biomechanics, function and ultimately, to decrease pain.
Prolotherapy Can Heal:Painful degenerative tendon conditions (i.e. tendinopathies of the hips, rotator cuff tendons & elbow), osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, elbow pain, medial/lateral epicondylitis, ulnar ligament strains, chronic neck and low back pain, sacroiliac pain, chronic lateral hip pain, coccydynia or tailbone pain, osteitis pubis, ankle pain and instability, TMJ dysfunction.