What is Prolotherapy? Can it help me?

Prolotherapy is a safe, effective non-surgical treatment that provides stimulation of the body’s capacity to heal injuries and regenerate repair of injured tissues. “Prolo” is short for proliferation, because the treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of ligament or soft tissue.

The proliferant solution injected during prolotherapy is purported to work by creating a biological cascade of events that cause the increased release of pre-collagen growth factor (PGF). PGF encourages movement of fibroblasts into the injection area, which leads to increased secretion of collagen tissue. The new collagen forms new threads, which attach themselves to the damaged tissue.

New collagen fibers are short, they lose water and shrink, and as they attach themselves to the old ligament, muscle, joint capsule, or tendon, these tissues become more dense. Denser tissue is stronger tissue. This process is much like the scab on a wound or scar that tightens up and shrinks once healing occurs. The difference is that with Prolotherapy, biopsies have shown brand new, beautiful tissue without evidence of scarring. In essence, the tissue is healed, rejuvenated and made stronger than before.

At Podiatry and Moore we have been train to utilize Prolotherapy for chronic conditions. If you have more questions or would like to try Prolotherapy please call on 4647 2984