The Benefits of Prolotherapy Treatment for Chronic Joint Pain
Until fairly recently, cutting-edge treatments like prolotherapy for progressive joint injuries and chronic pain were available almost exclusively to elite athletes and sports icons like Tiger Woods, or players for professional teams like the New York Yankees. However, due to the promising results the treatment has shown so far for what were once considered to be career-ending injuries for professional athletes, Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine in Los Angeles is pioneering the use of prolotherapy and regenerative medicine to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds for debilitating joint pain and injuries.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a type of regenerative medicine treatment used to treat weakened joints, ligaments, and tendons to alleviate chronic pain and stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissue. It is a minimally invasive procedure administered by injecting a solution directly into or around the affected joint. Traditionally, joint degeneration caused by a progressive condition like osteoarthritis, or from a traumatic injury, was typically treated with artificial joint replacement. Dr. Meier and his team are now making regenerative medicine for orthopedic conditions available to all patients.
What Conditions Can Be Treated With Prolotherapy?
Some of the most common orthopedic problems treated with prolotherapy include:
- Joint Pain
- Ligament Issues
In addition, prolotherapy has also shown promise as a treatment option for:
- Neck Pain
- Disc Disease
- Neck Instability
- Back Conditions and Injuries Including Spondylolisthesis
- Post-Surgical Pain Management
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Coccygeal Pain
- Groin Injuries
- Hamstring Injuries
- Ischial Tuberosity Pain
- Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Patellofemoral Pain
- Patellar Instability
- Runners/Jumpers Knee
- Ligament Instability (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
- Meniscal Tears
- Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction
- Medial Arch Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
Because prolotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery and rehabilitation time is typically shorter and has the potential for fewer complications than traditional surgical options and treatments.
Is Prolotherapy and Regenerative Medicine Right for You?
Rather than relying on artificial implants and joint replacements, the goal of regenerative medicine is to restore health and vitality to existing tissue. Patients interested in an alternative to traditional surgery for chronic joint pain, or who have tried conventional treatments with little success, could potentially benefit from prolotherapy treatments at Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine in Los Angeles.
For more information on prolotherapy and regenerative medicine, call Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine at 310.736.2793 today to schedule an appointment. Prospective patients can also make an appointment online.
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