Prolotherapy for pain reduction
Discover this non-surgical, natural therapy that can transform your joints to reduce pain.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy involves injecting a solution at the point where the tendon/ligament attaches to the bone leading to local inflammation. This inflammation triggers the wound-healing cascade that works to increase blood supply, nutrients and growth factor leading to new tissue. As the new tissue matures it shrinks and ultimately tightens up the injured or weakened tissue making it stronger.
The solution includes dextrose (sugar) that stimulates the regeneration process, lidocaine or procaine (an anaesthetic to numb the area), and depending on the case, other components may be added such as vitamin B12 to help with nerve regeneration.
Following the prolotherapy session, you will begin to see inflammation at the injection sites, resulting in some pain and joint stiffness.
Prolotherapy can benefit the following conditions:
Sprains and strains at any joints (Shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle)
Rotator cuff tear
Pain from trauma
Chronic joint instability
Prolotherapy is not recommended for the following:
Complete tendon or ligament tear
Those with cancer
If you don’t like needles
Prolotherapy has been known to significantly reduce joint pain. This is beneficial for anyone who is experiencing pain on a daily basis and can improve your quality of life.
How it works:
A Friendly and Calm Environment
You can feel relaxed and at ease when you walk through the door. I like to take a friendly and calm approach to patients as there is no need to add more stress to your concerns.
A Safe Space
You can only begin your healing processes if you feel comfortable in your healing space. I like to create a space where you can feel like yourself, open up and share with me without feeling like you are being judged. Only then can healing begin.
Get ready to be Listened to
Grab a cup of tea and take a seat in a comfortable chair, I’m here to listen to you. Tell me your story, your concerns and your hopes as we work together through your health journey. So much healing can happen just by feeling like you are being heard. I will listen to you.
Frequently asked questions
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments is dependent on the individual. The extent of the injury, health status, adherence to aftercare procedures can all determine the success of the therapy. On average, anywhere from 3-6 treatments, separated by 4-6 weeks may be required.
What type of injuries do you accept?
Currently, I am accepting those with injuries to joints of the extremities (shoulder, elbow, knee, ankles), and not the neck or spine.