Hi all, I am going to start this log for people interested in the effectiveness of prolotherapy. I will update this thread after injections, and possibly upload videos to youtube of the injections. I have quite a few posts about what I’m going to do here already:
For those who don’t know, prolotherapy is the injection of proliferants (I will be using dextrose+water) into injured connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments (Intra-articular injections are also done to regenerate cartilage). These proliferants are irritating to the tissue, and cause an inflammatory reaction to take place. Inflammation is what makes the body repair these tissues, by drawing fibroblasts to the area to lay down new, healthy collagen.
I have chronic tricep tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, wrist ligament laxity, finger ligament damage, and ligament damage in my elbows that I want to treat with prolotherapy. Probably going to start on my wrists and see how my body responds.
I am too poor to afford this to be done by a doctor, but I have high hopes for this therapy after >100 hours of personal research. My dextrose and sterile water will arrive tomorrow. I have already acquired iodine, alcohol swabs, anaesthetic spray, and a prolotherapy guidebook. Tomorrow, I’m getting an eyeliner marker for skin markings, alcohol swabs, and a couple boxes of needles+syringes.
Will keep you all updated!