At Keystone Physical Medicine, we pride ourselves on our ability to diagnose a variety of conditions and offer many different treatment options, including prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical procedure used to repair joints and alleviate pain. It's a therapeutic injection technique that works to stimulate your system, so it rebuilds and regrows tendons and ligaments.
How Prolotherapy Helps Relieve Joint Pain
Prolotherapy is a great solution for anyone experiencing joint pain or weakness. Joint pain is often the result of injured or weakened ligaments and tendons. Because tendons and ligaments support joints, when they weaken or become damaged, it puts added pressure on your joints and causes pain if left untreated. Also, because ligaments and tendons tend to heal more slowly than other areas of the body, it can be a while before you reclaim full function of your injured joint. Because of this, it's important to seek out medical treatment if you're experiencing prolonged joint pain.
The physicians at Keystone Physical Medicine are strong proponents of prolotherapy, so patients like you can get back to living the life you want. Our clinic in Meridian, Idaho, excels at offering prolotherapy treatments to help your injured tendons and ligaments in the healing process. As an added bonus, you're likely to reclaim more strength in your injured joint or joints when you take advantage of prolotherapy than if you skip medical care altogether.
Prolotherapy: What to Expect
When you visit our clinic for prolotherapy, you can first expect to have a discussion with one of our compassionate physicians about your condition. From there, your doctor will explain the prolotherapy process and begin treatment.
At Keystone Physical Medicine, we're big advocates for prolotherapy and believe allowing inflammation to set in around the injured joint is a good thing. Inflammation is part of the healing process and actually helps protect the injured joint from further damage. That said, during the prolotherapy process, our doctors will initiate a local inflammation around your injured joint via an injection.
The injection solution is a combination of dextrose, lidocaine or procaine, and other nutrients, including B12. Together, these ingredients foster a controlled, local inflammatory process that helps stimulate healing. After several treatments, your joint pain will begin to reduce, and the overall function will improve. Prolotherapy is a proven solution and can eliminate or postpone the need for surgery.
What Conditions Does Prolotherapy Treat?
If you're living with joint pain that is limiting your range of motion and affecting your day-to-day life, you may benefit from prolotherapy. Our skilled physicians regularly treat patients with the following conditions:
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Neck Pain
- Tennis and Golfer's Elbow
- Ankle Pain
- Wrist Pain
- Carpel Tunnel
- Plantar Fasciitis
If you think you may benefit from prolotherapy, give our office a call at 208-343-2770 to schedule an appointment.