What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a combination of Local Anaesthetic and Glucose which is used to stimulate healing of joints, ligaments and tendons. The aim of this treatment is to repair connective tissue by creating a brief inflammatory response. This Inflammatory response kicks starts a healing pathway for chronic connective tissue injuries.

Conditions that Prolotherapy can be helpful in include:
• Ankle Sprains
Plantar Fasciitis
• Mortons Neuroma
• Plantar Plate Injuries
• Mid Tarsal joint Arthritis

Prolotherapy is best used in combination with other treatment modalities such as taping, orthotics, specific stretching & strengthening and foot mobilisation for the most effective healing response.

Multiple injections are usually needed, 3-5 every 2 weeks depending on the injury. It is also important to note connective tissue can take 3 months to heal therefore patients will be advised to use conjunctive supplements such as Zinc, Magnesium & Vitamin C for optimal tissue repair.

If you suffer from Chronic pain feel free to book an appointment online or by calling us on 1300 945 789 for further assessment.

We look forward to keeping you active, healthy and happy!

Team PFP!