Suffering from chronic pain in your joints, muscles, tendons, lower back, or neck? Severely strained or pulled a muscle due to improper or overuse? While mild to moderate strains and minor aches and pains can be treated at home, more severe injuries and conditions require additional medical attention.
Whether you’re suffering from Achilles tendinitis or the negative results of numerous high-impact exercise routines, your pain may significantly limit your movement and affect your daily life. Though the body typically works hard to heal itself after tissue damage, the process can be lengthy and not heal properly. For example, your damaged tissue may not be replaced correctly, which could lead to chronic pain and muscle or joint weakness.
If you’re continually suffering from soreness, muscle spasms, swelling, stiffness, or experiencing a limited range of movement due to a muscle or joint injury, it might be time to seek out prolotherapy to find long-lasting relief.
What Is Prolotherapy?
Many patients seeking out non-surgical options for their musculoskeletal pain turn to a regenerative treatment plan, prolotherapy, for pain management. Also referred to as proliferative therapy, prolotherapy helps treat a range of chronic and serious conditions, such as injuries to the tendons, joints, or muscles and chronic elbow or lower back issues.
When to See Us
For moderate strains or minor pain, you should be able to find relief from a variety of home treatment options. Meanwhile, if you are dealing with a serious injury or chronic condition, now is the time to seek out help from a medical professional.
Don’t wait until you can’t move your arms or legs, or are in unbelievable pain to seek out treatment options and call Apple Healthcare Group to learn more about prolotherapy today.
How We Treat This Condition
Once we conduct a thorough examination and conclude that prolotherapy is the right treatment plan for your condition, a skilled medical doctor will use a long, thin needle to inject a solution to several points around your target pain area. This solution usually contains a local anesthetic and a concentration of dextrose. The precise dosage will depend on the affected region of the body and severity of the condition.
When injected, the solution will intentionally cause irritation, which will force your body to reset and restart the healing process through an increase of the blood supply and stimulation of tissue growth. To ensure patient safety and procedural accuracy, your doctor will perform the injection with ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. Most appointments take around 30 minutes, and many patients are able to resume their normal level of activity very soon after the procedure.
How Soon Will You Experience Relief?
As a result of this treatment, your joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments should be strengthened and stabilized, leading to a reduction in the severity of your pain. It is a safe and ideal option for anyone dealing with chronic or severe pain and looking for a way to avoid invasive surgery.
While some patients start feeling better soon after the treatment, others return for several sessions over the course of three to six months. Other patients combine prolotherapy with physical or occupational therapy to find additional relief.
Call Us Today
Need relief from your muscle, joint, or tendon injury? Tired of suffering from chronic pain in your neck, back, or elbow? Call us at (865) 769-9685. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or subscribe to our Newsletter for more information during Regenerative Medicine Month.