If pain and inflammation from a chronic condition like muscle, tendon or ligament injury limit your ability to enjoy life, you may want to consider prolotherapy. This treatment, available at RegenMD in Potomac, Maryland, uses natural substances to stimulate your body’s growth of new collagen, strengthening and supporting worn-out joints or muscle injuries. You can live a pain-free life without the need for surgery or other invasive procedure. Schedule an appointment online or by calling the RegenMD office.
Prolotherapy is a treatment for injuries or chronic conditions that uses an injectable solution to trigger your body’s natural healing response. It’s sometimes known as nonsurgical ligament and tendon reconstruction or regenerative joint injection therapy.
The goal of prolotherapy is to repair and strengthen the connective tissues of the joints that have become stretched or torn due to chronic medical conditions, the natural aging process, or injuries and trauma. Injections encourage the production of new collagen to help stabilize the affected joint and alleviate pain.
Your RegenMD provider can administer injections in the muscles, ligaments and tendons in places like the hips, knee, ankle, back, and shoulder. Injections can also treat pain in your sacroiliac (SI) joint, which connects the bottom of your spine with your pelvis.
Prolotherapy is effective at treating chronic conditions such as:
Your provider can determine if prolotherapy will help you achieve your treatment goals after a review of your medical history and your current symptoms.
The solution your RegenMD provider injects into the injured area is made up of natural substances and a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine. Prolotherapy can also contain stem cells and platelet-rich plasma that your provider takes from your blood.
Your RegenMD provider creates a personalized treatment plan to ensure you receive the most effective treatment to address the cause of your pain or mobility issues.
Your RegenMD provider creates a custom treatment plan based on your medical condition and the treatment area. In some cases, one treatment may be sufficient for reducing pain and inflammation. In other cases, your provider may recommend several treatments to achieve maximum benefits.
It takes some time for your body to develop new collagen cells to support or heal your injury. You may notice some improvement within three to four weeks after treatment, though it can take several months to achieve the full benefit of the injections.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for prolotherapy, schedule an appointment online or by calling the office.