Stimulating the body’s response to heal itself can resolve old injuries and even prevent unnecessary surgical intervention. Joint regeneration, using Prolo Therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can help put the pep back in your step.
Prolo therapy, also known as dextrose prolotherapy, is a treatment that stimulates the body’s innate ability to repair itself. A customized solution is injected into joints can repair torn cartilage, ligaments and tendons and causes a minor inflammatory reaction that stimulates the body to repair the damaged tissue. Through the tightening of ligament laxity it can even prevent the need for surgical intervention. This is a great alternative to steroidal injections and is a safe and effective solution for joint pain that doesn’t include surgery or drugs.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma therapy is a very exciting advancement in non-invasive regenerative joint injection therapy. PRP contains platelets and growth factors derived from the patient’s very own blood. When injected into a damaged joint, PRP helps to strengthen cartilage while healing tendons and ligaments. PRP is regarded as a safe and effective treatment for both chronic and acute pain; it has been used effectively for years in sports medicine and orthopedics and unlike cortisone, it stimulates the repair of the joint instead of degrading it.
Common Areas Treated with Prolo Therapy and PRP Injections
- Sports Injuries (sprains / strains)
- Tennis Elbow
- Hip Pain
- Hand and Thumb Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders)
- Plantar Fasciitis