Prolotherapy (injection therapy)
‘Prolo’- therapy is short for proliferative therapy. This is an injection technique designed to stimulate tissue regeneration for chronic soft tissue injuries. Prolotherapy uses a glucose and local anaesthetic mixture to promote healing of injured joints, ligaments and tendons. This solution is designed to stimulate a local influx of white blood cells and platelets including the important pre collagen growth factors needed for tissue repair.
When treating chronic lower limb tendon or ligament injuries that fail standard conservative care, this can be a very effective option to speed recovery or prevent the need for surgical management. In the foot and ankle, it is commonly used to treat heel pain, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, Achilles tendonitis, plantar plate and ankle injuries.
Prolotherapy is a safe, effective injection technique used for the treatment of joints, ligaments and tendons which may be injured and strained