In contrast to steroid injections which simply block inflammation and have been shown to damage joints and tendons, Prolotherapy relieves pain by directly treating the underlying condition causing the pain. Prolotherapy is a safe, proven treatment that offers lasting relief. Conditions that respond well to prolotherapy, include joint sprains, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, sprains, chronic tendonitis, and more.
Prolotherapy promotes long-term, often permanent pain relief by stimulating the body’s ability to repair itself. A solution of concentrated dextrose and local anesthetic is injected into the affected ligaments, tendons, or joint. By stimulating the body’s natural ability to repair these tissues, Prolotherapy stimulates growth of new ligament or tendon fibers. Multiple treatments encourage additional tissue growth to restore and strengthen the affected area. An individual plan is devised with prolotherapy treatments scheduled every two to six weeks until the healing is complete, and you can return to activities without pain.
Prolozone is prolotherapy with the addition of ozone, which oxygenates the tissue being treated to further facilitate healing.