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What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is an injection technique that is designed to stimulate healing in injured parts of your body that may be slow to heal or may not have healed completely. It is used to treat sprained ligaments, strained tendons and damaged cartilage. This means that it can be applied to chronic heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis sometimes called Heel Spur Syndrome), Sprained Ankles, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints), Achilles Tendon Strains and Tendinopathies (a chronic degeneration of the tendon). Prolotherapy can also reduce inflammation in painful Bursae and Neuromas in the foot.

prolotherapyWhat is it used to treat?

It is used to treat sprained ligaments, strained tendons and damaged cartilage. This means that it can be applied to chronic heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis sometimes called Heel Spur Syndrome), Sprained Ankles, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints), Achilles Tendon Strains and Tendinopathies (a chronic degeneration of the tendon). Prolotherapy can also reduce inflammation in painful Bursae and Neuromas in the foot.

Will it be painful?

Only very small amounts of solution are injected into the damaged tissue, so the only pain is the very small needle prick.

Will I be able to walk normally after the injection?

Depending on where your injection is, there may be some advice regarding what to do immediately after your prolotherapy. Your podiatrists will advise you on this on the day.