Prolotherapy is a non-invasive, cost-effective solution to many problems associated with the wear and tear of joints and back problems. Especially effective with knee and shoulder damage and lower back issues.
An injection of dextrose and lidocaine are used to perform prolotherapy. The injection is given into damaged tissue (ligaments and tendons) which causes it to inflame and then heal. In the healing process more strength is added to bony connections. Ligaments hold joints firmly, so they move in correct alignment. Tendons attach muscles to bones. Tearing of ligaments and tendons off bones causes sloppy joint movement and pain.
Prolozone involves injecting ozone into the painful or inflamed areas, similar to prolotherapy.
Once repaired non-surgically with prolotherapy, muscles can then strengthen around the joint. Once the joint is strong, it remains so unless another accidental injury occurs. Prolotherapy increases circulation and nutrients that help tissue repair itself. This collagen strengthening technique can be used for all joint injuries, old or new.