Prolotherapy, also called proliferative therapy, is an injection-based treatment type used in chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Treatment involves repeated injection of an irritating solution into a part of the joint, for example the interior of the joint or a supporting tendon or ligament.
Prolotherapy is completed in 30 minutes or less, including pre-procedure preparation. After the application of local anesthesia, the affected areas are carefully injected. Immediately after the treatment, the patient rests for 10-15 minutes by applying heat packs to the injection areas. After the heat application, the patient can return home.
Which diseases are treated with prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy mostly uses it to treat injured joints and ligaments. It is most commonly applied to the back. In addition, prolotherapy can be used in the body areas listed below;
Other joints and ligaments
Some of the ailments in which prolotherapy is used;
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Partially torn tendons, ligaments and cartilage
However, the treatment areas are not limited to these and can also be used for different musculoskeletal pain. In some cases, it may be preferred to relieve pain in patients with chronic conditions such as degenerative disc disease or arthritis.
IN WHICH SITUATIONS PROLOTHERAPY CAN BE DONE?
Neck and Waist hernia
Calcification in the knee (arthrosis)
• All Kinds of Joint Pain
• Migraine • Muscle Pain (Fibromyalgia) Sciatica Pain
• Meniscus Heel Spur
• Herpes That Do Not Heal After Surgery
• In the Treatment of All Pains That Do Not Improve With Drugs
WHEN PROLOTHERAPY SHOWS ITS EFFECT
Prolotherapy is a treatment that triggers the body's self-repair process. The repair process of the body gives symptoms in 4 - 8 sessions, which are done approximately 2 - 3 weeks apart from the application. When immediate treatment is applied for the first time, a significant improvement should not be expected, and it should not be forgotten that the repair will be completed with periodic applications. The aim here is not to relieve pain, but to treat and eliminate the cause of pain.