Prolotherapy is a form of treatment that hinges on the body’s ability to heal itself. It has been widely practiced since the 1950’s and gaining popularity with those looking for real and permanent results. Prolo means proliferative, which causes proliferation of cells. Proliferation of cells is how we heal damaged tissue, specifically with collagen for ligaments and tendons.
Prolotherapy can employ many different solutions to create proliferation. Proliferants always act as irritants which initiate the wound healing cascade process microscopically.
Once the collagen matures, it shortens and results in ligament/tendon tightening and increases stability and strength. This converts a loose and unstable joint to a better supported joint, thus removing the burden on soft tissue such as chronically fatigued muscle and often nerve impingement.