Prolotherapy

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jan 04, 2014 9:05 PM GMT
    Has anyone tried it to correct muscle tears (knee, shoulder etc.)?
    It's been around for a long time but I had never heard about it until a friend of mine said it did wonders to heal up a knee injury.
    Prolotherapy is explained as follows:Prolotherapy is also known as "proliferation therapy," "regenerative injection therapy,"[1] or "proliferative injection therapy". It involves injecting an otherwise non-pharmacological and non-active irritant solution into the body, generally in the region of tendons or ligaments for the purpose of strengthening weakened connective tissue and alleviating musculoskeletal pain.[2][3][4][5] The precise mechanism of action for prolotherapy is currently unclear.

    I have my first appointment in a couple of weeks and i really hope it helps heal my long standing shoulder injury.
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    Jan 06, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidHas anyone tried it to correct muscle tears (knee, shoulder etc.)?
    It's been around for a long time but I had never heard about it until a friend of mine said it did wonders to heal up a knee injury.
    Prolotherapy is explained as follows:Prolotherapy is also known as "proliferation therapy," "regenerative injection therapy,"[1] or "proliferative injection therapy". It involves injecting an otherwise non-pharmacological and non-active irritant solution into the body, generally in the region of tendons or ligaments for the purpose of strengthening weakened connective tissue and alleviating musculoskeletal pain.[2][3][4][5] The precise mechanism of action for prolotherapy is currently unclear.

    I have my first appointment in a couple of weeks and i really hope it helps heal my long standing shoulder injury.


    The bolded part tells me to stay away from it....at least right now. And it doesn't make any sense. Prolotherapy's action mechanism is unclear but yet, it states that it strengthens tissue and pain relief. Also, why would anyone put an irritant in their body?
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jan 07, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    Well, I had a very good friend who just had it done and felt it totally healed her knee issue. I also googled it and did some research on my own. It's not a new treatment and I found many, many success stories saying the treatment worked when nothing else helped.
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    Jan 07, 2014 12:18 AM GMT
    ^^ If you really feel that the therapy is your best option, then good luck to you!