Everything you need to know about Prolotherapy

Everything you need to know about Prolotherapy
What is it?

Prolotherapy is a therapy used to treat joint and muscle pain. Often administered in situations of sports injury or chronic pain, prolotherapy is a natural, low-risk alternative to surgery or joint replacement.

Prolotherapy involves injecting a sugar or saline substance into your sore joint or muscle, where it acts as an irritant. It’s thought that your body recognises the irritant and sends immune cells and other chemicals to the area, which starts your body’s natural healing process. This process is meant to help repair any damaged soft tissue in your joint or muscle area, like nerves, blood vessels, and muscle tissue.

Are there risks?

Prolotherapy is a low-risk procedure and very few side effects have been reported.

However, is rare cases risks and side effects may include:

  • Infection
  • Temporary swelling and pain
What are the benefits?
  • Reduce pain and stiffness
  • Strengthen and improve joint mobility
  • Increase the strength of ligaments and other tissues

You may experience some swelling immediately after the procedure, but most people can resume back to normal activity by the next day.

Learn more about prolotherapy and get in touch with us for any further enquiries.