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Prolotherapy


#1

In a recent post one of the guys on here suggested prolotherapy for a cuff injury. I had never heard of it before so i got some info from him and started researching prolotherapy on the net. I read a lot of good things about it and even found a Dr. in my area that does it. The Dr. answered a bunch of my questions and im considering having this kind of therapy done. Has anyone else on here had prolotherapy done on them or know of anyone who's had it?


#2

Boss, I haven't experienced it personally, but have heard good things from someone I respect (her husband is a chiro, and she's a marathon runner that had a bad knee).

Prolotherapy causes an inflammatory response that promotes healing. It is effective with joints, tendons and ligaments. Where I imagine it might not be effective is in a case where there has been a rotator cuff tear and/or where there is a bone spur.