Prolotherapy is an injection of a substance (usually a mix of Glucose and Local anaesthetic) into a tissue to promote healing.
Prolotherapy is useful in treating chronic or long term injuries, where the body has normalised the pain and it is not healing it’s own tissue effectively.
Benefits of Prolotherapy include:
- Stimulation of a healing response
- Stronger ligamentous connections
- Increased rate of cartilage formation
Common uses for Prolotherapy in Podiatry are:
- Chronic ankle sprains
- Plantar fasciitis