Chronic joint pain presents a medical challenge. While invasive surgery may be recommended by some for chronic and acute issues, nonsurgical regenerative procedures increasingly show promise for the effective treatment of joint pain and ligament wear-and-tear.
At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, our expert team, led by Dr. Suzanne Manzi and Dr. Matthias Wiederholz, stays at the front edge of contemporary pain relief medicine, offering you the best procedures for your health and wellness needs.
From our offices in Houston, Texas, Lawrenceville, Bordentown, Brunswick, and Raritan, New Jersey, and Newtown, Pennsylvania, we use prolotherapy injections to nonsurgically relieve pain symptoms.
Here’s what we want our new and existing patients to know about prolotherapy.
Prolotherapy injections treat your connective tissues without surgical intervention. That means no incisions, no recovery time, and quicker potential results. Prolotherapy can support joint function in your knees, hips, shoulders, and more. The only side effect you may have to deal with is some temporary pain and swelling around your injection site.
Prolotherapy uses an injected solution to create an intentional, controlled irritation in the tissue at the injection site, kickstarting your own natural healing and regenerative capabilities. With prolotherapy, you encourage your body to heal itself, instead of relying on medications or surgery to address your joint pain.
After your prolotherapy session, which only takes about 30 minutes to complete, your body experiences an inflammatory response, increasing your blood flow and stimulating the growth of new tissue. In the days and weeks that follow, your body heals and restores damaged areas in joints or around ligaments.
You can use prolotherapy to treat an area that’s suffered an injury, including ligament and tendon injuries. Or, prolotherapy may also be able to provide relief and regrowth for worn-down joints, restoring function and ending the grind of chronic joint pain due to degenerative conditions like arthritis.
Following prolotherapy injections, the tendons and ligaments that support your joints grow thicker and stronger. That means pressure taken off the bones of your joint, and improvements in joint functioning, in addition to a reduction of your joint, ligament, or tendon pain symptoms. And, when you have strong joints, you’re at lower risk for falls and injuries.
Prolotherapy shows significant promise as a treatment for chronic joint pain and tendon and ligament damage. You may need several injections to fully treat an injury or weak area in your body. Our team may recommend between 4-15 shots per session, with multiple sessions over the course of 3-6 months.
To learn more about this nonsurgical regenerative medicine treatment, get in touch with our experts at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine today. Schedule your initial consultation by calling our office most convenient to you or requesting an appointment online.