What is prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a procedure in which small amounts of natural irritant agents are injected near a damaged area. The irritant causes the affected soft tissue site to become inflamed, which helps your body create excess collagen—a structural protein found in soft tissue. This helps promote healing and speeds up the recovery time.
What are natural irritant agents?
An irritant is any substance that causes inflammation or discomfort in the body. During prolotherapy, your doctor will inject a natural irritant into your body to cause the injured area to become inflamed. The irritants most often used during Prolotherapy are a form of glucose (sugar) or a fish oil.
Will it hurt?
Depending on the area injected and the severity of the injury, the pain associated with prolotherapy might vary. In most cases, a local anesthetic will be applied; however, you might experience pain for a few hours after the procedure.
For what injuries should I have prolotherapy?
This form of therapy can help heal soft-tissue abnormalities in various parts of the body, including ligaments, tendons and muscles.
To find out more about Prolotherapy and how it might help you, contact our office today.