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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Prolotherapy Research Articles


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

Aug
09
2016

Non-surgical options before knee replacement not explored

The increased availability of medical information has helped many patients predetermine a course of action for their knee osteoarthritis. Typically doctors tell patients that they are one of many people with pain and disability; that the number of knee replacements…

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Aug
08
2016

Prolotherapy for hip instability in female athletes

In new research, doctors acknowledge that dance, gymnastics, figure skating, and competitive cheerleading require a high degree of hip range of motion and the use of the hip joint in a mechanically complex manner. Because of the extreme hip motion…

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Aug
04
2016

Joint replacement diagnosis questioned

While the number of joint replacements, continue to climb, the outcome of these procedures are not always successful. In a recent study out of Canada, researchers found that only half of patients undergoing a total joint arthroplasty had a good outcome.1…

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Jul
30
2016

Growth Factors and Proliferation for Knee Injuries

You have heard us talk about the Prolotherapy and its ability to heal most joint injuries, sports injuries and chronic pain. As a review, Prolotherapy is an injection treatment that causes a mild inflammation that initiates an immune response. This inflammation mimics what the body does…

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Apr
08
2016

Thumb Arthritis

Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Thumb Thumb arthritis involves inflammation of the basal joint, which is the joint that allows the thumb to swivel and pivot. It is also called the thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint. There are many types…

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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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