Prolotherapy Will Treat Knee Pain
The knee is the largest joint in the body and is subject to a wide variety of traumatic and inflammatory disorders. The leading injuries to the knee in both adults and children alike are primarily ligament strains and tears, Meniscus injuries are also a common cause of knee pain. Meniscal damage can be caused by either trauma or gradual degeneration. Tears are the most common form of meniscal injuries, and have poor healing ability primarily because less than 25% of the menisci receive a direct blood supply. Prolotheray has been proven to heal knee pain due to injury.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a method of injection treatment designed to stimulate healing. It is also know as Non-Surgical Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction and Regenerative Joint Injection, and is a recognized orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s healing processes to strengthen and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue. It is based on the fact that when ligaments or tendons (connective tissue) are stretched or torn, the joint they are holding destabilizes and can become painful. Prolotherapy, with its unique ability to directly address the cause of the instability, can repair the weakened sites and produce new collagen tissue, resulting in permanent stabilization of the joint. Once the joint is stabilized, pain usually resolves.
How does Prolotherapy Work?
Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms to lay down new tissue in the weakened knee area. This is done by a very directed injection to the injury site, “tricking” the body to repair again. The mild inflammatory response which is created by the injection encourages growth of new, normal ligament or tendon fibers, resulting in a tightening of the weakened structure. Additional treatments repeat this process, allowing a gradual buildup of tissue to restore the original strength to the area.
At Regenerative Medicine Institute, we use Prolotherapy to treat a number of injuries and pain conditions with tremendous sucess. Call now to find out how we can help you! Or, fill out the form on our Online Booking Link, and if you are a NEW PATIENT, please mark “New Patient Visit” within the box to get the appropriate duration. Once we have verified the requested date and time of your appointment, you will get an email notification confirming your appointment.
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