Proliferant therapy (Prolo)

Posted June, 2008

This treatment has been around for years, but is only now gaining wide recognition outside of certain specialists who've been practicing it. One of the best things about Proliferant Therapy (we'll call it prolotherapy here, to keep things short) is that it's a very safe procedure with almost no chance of ill-effects, but with a very good chance of improving previously difficult-to-treat ailments like tennis elbow, spinal ligament atrophy, and "sore knees" that have previously been unresponsive to other methods.

For years physicians have been working to improve the "recovery factor" of soft tissue such as ligaments. Once injured (as they are in epicondylitis, commonly called "tennis elbow") they are reluctant to heal, sometimes don't return to their previous strength, and usually re-injure with little provocation.

There are some questions you may have. What causes this chronic soft-tissue injury? How could prolotherapy help a patient with chronic tendonitis or other related issues. (Even back pain improves for some folks with this treatment, depending on what's causing their back issues.)

We'll try to answer some of these (and many other) questions on the Prolotherapy Q & A page