Prolotherapy is a safe and effective regenerative treatment.
During a Prolotherapy treatment, natural solution is injected into damaged tissue, where it stimulates growth factors and regenerates ligaments, tendons and cartilage. It also improves nerve function, which assists in relieving pain.
Prolotherapy can be used to treat a range of podiatric conditions, including:
It may be combined with other podiatric treatments, including other injection therapies, photobiomodulation, orthotics, footwear adjustments, paddings and exercise as necessary. Nutritional supplements are often advised with Prolotherapy to encourage healing of the tissues. Read more about Prolotherapy treatment here and view this video about Lateral Ankle Prolotherapy.
A glucose with an anesthetic solution is injected into the damaged tissue.
When introduced into a joint, this releases growth factors that can help increase cartilage growth.
It can be used in strengthening damaged ligaments (eg. weak ankles), repairing damaged tendons and treating osteoarthritic joints.
Fortnightly to monthly injections are generally needed, usually for a course of 4-9 sessions.
Also known as Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT), this innovative advancement in regenerative medicine is able to reduce pain almost immediately. It does this by intervening in the inflammatory process and restoring normal nerve function. As nerves feed all our tissues, it can also be used to treat chronic musculoskeletal conditions, such as Achilles tendinopathy. A medical grade dextrose solution is injected just under the skin with a small fine needle – no anesthetic required.
Between 3-8 sessions are needed for permanent pain relief, although in some cases 1-3 sessions may be sufficient. An immediate reduction in pain after the first injection is experienced by most patients, lasting anywhere from hours to days. Pain is generally reduced by 20-40% with each subsequent treatment as the tissue progressively heals.
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