Chiropodist & Podiatrist
Prolotherapy treatment for Foot pain
Prolotherapy is an excellent non-surgical option for progressive and chronic foot pain. Our team has treated and published the most patient success cases using Prolotherapy for a variety of foot pain including bunions, Morton’s neuroma, plantar fasciitis, tarsal syndrome, gout, osteoarthritis, turf toe, and more. What these conditions all have in common is that they are most often the result of ligament laxity and joint instability. Prolotherapy is the regenerative injection treatment that specifically targets weakened ligaments in the foot. When the ligaments are strengthened, the joints become stabilized, and the symptoms are alleviated. For over 12 years, our podiatrist has helped patients avoid foot surgery and treat post-surgical pain with Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Homeopathic injections. There are 3 different types of prolotherapy
Dextrose Prolotherapy - Dextrose Prolotherapy is the original form of Prolotherapy originating in the 1930’s. Concentrated dextrose (sugar water) or saline (salt water) or other natural substances, are used as an irritant to stimulate a mild inflammation which “tricks” the body into thinking the area is injured and to begin healing again. Dextrose Prolotherapy raises growth factor levels or effectiveness to promote tissue repair, reducing or eliminating musculoskeletal pain. Dextrose Prolotherapy is practised by healthcare professionals in U.S. and worldwide, prolotherapy has been shown effective in treating many musculoskeletal conditions - such as tendinopathies, ligament sprains, back and neck pain, tennis/golfers elbow, ankle pain, joint laxity and instability, plantar fasciitis, shoulder, knee pain and other joint pain. It is commonly referred to as simply “Prolotherapy”. At my foot doctor our podiatrist has spent over 9 years researching various different forms of injection therapies to relief painful conditions of the foot and lower limb, which can reduce a patients mobility and prevent daily activity.
How Prolotherapy Works
Prolotherapy works by causing a temporary, low grade inflammation at the injection site, activating fibroblasts to the area, which, in turn, synthesize precursors to mature collagen and thus reinforce connective tissue. It has been well documented that direct exposure of fibroblasts to growth factors (either naturally occurring or added) causes new cell growth and collagen deposition. Inflammation creates secondary growth factor elevation. The inflammatory stimulus of Prolotherapy raises the level of growth factors to resume or initiate a new connective tissue repair sequence which had prematurely aborted or never started. Animal biopsy studies show ligament thickening, enlargement of the tendinosseous junction, and strengthening of the tendon or ligament after Prolotherapy injections. The Benefits of Prolotherapy have been widely studied by a variety of health professionals published in the media, medical journals. To find out more information on the benefits of prolotherapy to treat your musculoskeletal condition click the article below.
Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain.
Practical Pain Management, January/February 2007.