Prolotherapy itself means. "Prolo" is short for proliferation, because the treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak. Prolotherapy is a non surgical ligament construction and is a safe and effective treatment for various types of chronic pain.
Common problems treated with prolotherapy include knee, shoulder, hip arthritis , knee ACL ligament tears, chronic neck and back pain . TMJ dysfunction, whiplash-type motor vehicle related injuries, fibromyalgia, shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome etc.
Prlotherapy targets the joint, ligaments and tendons that are weakened from injury or aging and promotes healing and repair. The procedure involves injectiong a solution in to the damaged joint, ligament or tendon. This stimulates the body to begin the healing process to restore lenghta nd function.
Like Platelet rich plasma therapy, with prolotherapy the pain is not just covered up. The injury and the source of the pain is heale