Anyone who follows professional sports has probably heard of the benefits of regenerative medicine treatments like prolotherapy for orthopedic injuries. From famous baseball players with potentially career-ending knee and shoulder injuries to men and women suffering from chronic pain due to a foot and ankle injury or degenerative condition, prolotherapy uses the body’s own healing properties to offer relief from pain, stiffness, and mobility problems. Prolotherapy allows podiatrists to offer minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for joint pain and injuries that can limit and significantly affect a person’s quality of life.
Also known as regenerative injection therapy or proliferation therapy, the treatments consist of injecting a dextrose into the affected joint to stimulate an accelerated healing response. Dr. Alvin Philipose based at Venturis Clinic in Oklahoma City as well as in Piedmont, Oklahoma offer prolotherapy treatments for some of the most common injuries including but not limited to ;
Prolotherapy is showing promise for treating chronic soft tissue injuries like ligament and tendon tears. It can also help cartilage deterioration from common conditions like osteoarthritis, which affects millions of Americans each year. The modern iteration of prolotherapy waws introduced in the 1950’s by physicians Dr. George S. Hackett and Dr. Gustav Anders Hemwall.
Then benefits of the treatment include but not limited to;