The treatment is useful for many different types of musculoskeletal pain including arthritis, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, chronic tendonitis – partially torn tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Prolotherapy provided by a podiatrist can be beneficial in treating:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Sprains
- PTTD/ Flat Foot
The response to treatment varies from individual to individual and depends upon one’s healing ability. The average number of treatments per problem area is 4-6. We require a medical evaluation be performed by one of our Podiatric Physicians specifically trained in this area, to determine if you are an appropriate candidate.
The following research based journal articles all support the use of prolotherapy for varying chronic ligament and tendon injuries:
- Tsatsos, G. & Mandal, R. Prolotherapy in the treatment of foot problems. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 92:366-368, 2002.
- Alfredson. H., Jonsson, P., Sunding, K., Fahlstrom, M., & Cook, J. New regimen for eccentric calf-muscle training in patients with chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy: results of a pilot study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 42:746-749 doi:10.1136/bjsm.2007.039545, 2009.
- Ryan, M. B., Wong, A, D., Gillies, J, D., Wong, J., & Taunton, J. E. Sonographically guided intratendinous injections of hyperosmolar dextrose/lidocaine: a pilot study for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43:303-306 doi:10.1136/bjsm.2008.050021, 2009.