Prolotherapy, a common form of Regenerative Injection Therapy, is an injection technique commonly used for many types of joint or musculoskeletal injuries.

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– Robert Urich

About Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy, a common form of Regenerative Injection Therapy, is an injection technique commonly used for many types of joint or musculoskeletal injuries. It is also used in musculoskeletal pain management.

To basis behind Prolotherapy is to stimulate the body’s own regenerative mechanisms to encourage healing, new tissue development, and improved strength and functionality.

Prolotherapy is commonly used for:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Sprained Ankles
  • Knee, Hip and Shoulder Pain
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Whiplash & Lower Back Pain
  • Herniated discs
  • ACL injuries
  • Tennis & golfer’s elbow
  • Ligament injuries
  • Labral tears (shoulder/hip)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
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Why Prolotherapy?

Many patients come to us when their standard pain management treatments aren’t effective or seek a more holistic approach to pain. Following injury, there is limited blood supply to tendons and ligaments, which results in joint dysfunction and chronic injury.

Most conventional methods only place a bandage over the pain, covering it up temporarily with pain relievers. Prolotherapy, on the other hand, triggers the body’s natural healing mechanism by creating localized inflammation. This helps treat musculoskeletal conditions, reduces pain, and improves the function of the damaged area.

What are the benefits of Prolotherapy?

There are many benefits of Prolotherapy, and they vary between patients and their unique conditions. Some of the advantages of Prolotherapy are:

  • It’s a well-documented procedure proven to be safe and effective.
  • Anesthesia is not required.
  • It’s a non-invasive procedure requiring no surgery.
  • There is a low risk of infection and/or bleeding.
  • It aims to heal the damaged area rather than only managing pain.
  • It can aid in delivering vital nutrients to the damaged area.
  • Enhances blood flow and collagen formation at the injection site.
  • Tendons and ligaments can be strengthened.
  • The damaged area may be restored.

How does Prolotherapy work?

Dextrose (sugar) is injected directly into the damaged tendon, joint, or ligament to stimulate tissue repair. The body’s response is to initiate localized inflammation to this area, which jumpstarts the body’s natural healing powers.

Depending on your condition, health history, and goals, we may recommend combining Prolotherapy treatments with physical therapy and increased activity, a healthy diet, and adequate sleep to help the body heal and restore.

How will I know if Prolotherapy is right for me?

Prolotherapy must be administered by a trained and certified professional. At Dr. Schlee Naturopathic Clinic, we will assess you and only recommend this procedure if we think it may help you.

No condition is the same, and the results of this therapy are different for each person. After the first few treatments, we can determine whether there is progressive improvements in pain and symptoms. If the treatments are effective, your pain may be resolved and the function of the damaged area restored.

Which Prolotherapies are available?

PRP Therapy

PRP therapy uses the patient’s own blood plasma to deliver growth factors directly to the injured tissues, stimulating growth, healing and repair.

Ozone Therapy

Ozone Therapy uses the natural power of oxygen to target damaged joints, ligaments, tendons and other tissues with healing & regeneration.

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Regenerative Injections

Our Regenerative Injection techniques promote healing in joints, tendons, muscles and ligaments, while reducing chronic pain from injuries.

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