What is Prolotherapy?

A regenerative medicine treatment that stimulates repair and pain relief for arthritic joints, sports injuries, and other painful conditions. Prolotherapy is used to treat a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions to help patients get back to performing all of their desired activities.

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About Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is a medical treatment that stimulates your body to repair or regenerate itself addressing such conditions as back pain, knee arthritis, headaches, work-related or sports injuries providing a permanent solution to underlying causes of many painful conditions. This site is a depository for Prolotherapy and related research on Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Stem Cell Prolotherapy.


Research on Articular Cartilage Regeneration

In this article published in the Journal of Prolotherapy, the regeneration of articular cartilage is discussed using Prolotherapy. This is a non-surgical technique. Because cartilage has a poor ability to heal, surgeons are now following the lead that it is better to stimulate cartilage growth rather than remove it. In Prolotherapy this is accomplished with injections.

Full article Articular Cartilage Regeneration Author: Ross A. Hauser, MD 


From the Prolotherapy Blog

Mar
30
2015

Alternative to Meniscus Surgery

In the past Meniscal Surgery for Knee Osteoarthritis was considered the first line treatment for patients with meniscus problems and knee pain. In the companion article to this post Arthroscopic knee surgery for osteoarthritis – research is documented…

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Mar
26
2015

Continued and chronic pain after knee replacement

There are many reasons why a patient will continue to have chronic pain after knee replacement. Researchers in Canada have released findings that suggests that  one of the reasons patients continue to have chronic pain after total knee replacement is catastrophizing thoughts….

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Feb
02
2015

Platelet rich plasma therapy in surgery

Platelet rich plasma therapy in surgery Comprehensive Prolotherapy involves the use of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)  as a healing component. The treatment is delivered in a non-surgical simple injection procure. The healing potential of  PRP has not been lost…

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Jan
28
2015

ACL Injury Prevention and Treatment in Female Athletes

It’s been recognized for years that female athletes are more likely to suffer from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injures than their male counterparts. In fact in a 2015 paper, doctors said that the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries…

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Jan
22
2015

Prolotherapy Knee Osteoarthritis Research

Ross Hauser, MD Research into the use of Prolotherapy injections for knee osteoarthritis Numerous studies have been published to show the effectiveness of Prolotherapy in various knee disorders including Caring Medical research on  Prolotherapy’s effectiveness in regenerating knee cartilage. In research appearing in the…

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Dec
19
2014

Plantar Fasciitis | Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Research into the use of  Platelet-rich plasma injections for heel pain from the plantar fascia Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition involving the connective tissue (fascia) along the bottom of the foot. It commonly causes pain upon the first steps…

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Dec
08
2014

Discectomy – Microdiscectomy options

Discectomy – Microdiscectomy Spinal surgery cannot only fail to relieve pain; it may in fact cause more pain. In many instances the surgery itself can cause more complication than it fixes. This is seen in procedures like discectomy (removal of…

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Published Research

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Prolotherapy treatment has gained tremendous momentum in the sports medicine arena, because athletes do not want to stop training for an event or give up on scholarships.

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