Prolotherapy (Proliferative Therapy) is a non-surgical injection technique that generally works by inducing subtle irritation/inflammation to the target tissues. This irritation triggers a healing cascade where platelets and growth factors proliferate the repair of tissues, ligaments, tendons and stabilize joints.
Combined with ozone (Prolozone), this can be a fantastic solution to provide additional oxygen to injured joints, and tissues to accelerate repair and regeneration.
Prolotherapy and Prolozone have been proven therapies for many years and can be a viable treatment for many injuries.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the next-generation of non-surgical regenerative injection therapy using your own cells to stimulate the rapid repair of damaged tissues for acute and chronic sports and musculoskeletal injuries. This includes knee pain, shoulder pain, hip, elbow, wrist and ankles. Professional and recreational athletes, along with laypersons experiencing degenerative pain conditions credit PRP treatment for enabling them to heal without surgery and continue activities.
The procedure involves a very simple blood draw by the doctor, after which the potent platelets and growth factors are extracted, concentrated and injected into target areas.
With PRP, patients typically experience less discomfort after the treatments and faster recovery times.