has anyone undergone prolotherapy treatment?

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    Question has anyone undergone prolotherapy treatment?


    I've had a nagging shoulder injury that hasn't really improved over the past year. But in my opinion, a body without well defined shoulders is, well, unacceptable. So, because my shoulders are very stubborn, I have to hit them unusually hard.

    I guess my point is this: I've got a shoulder injury but refraining from training them is not an option.

    I recently saw a doctor for my shoulder, and was informed about a treatment that I'd never heard of before: prolotherapy.

    I'm interested in giving it a shot, but I'd like to get your thoughts. If you've tried prolotherapy, please share your thoughts.

    Thanks in advance.

    For those of you who are curious to find out more, here are some sites on prolotherapy:
    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articl...19/ai_86743849
    http://www.prolotherapy.com/prolodefine.htm
    http://www.drmagaziner.com/prolo.htm
    http://www.medical-library.net/speci...olotherapy.asp
    http://arthritis.about.com/od/prolotherapy/

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    I've had approximately 15 shots.

    I have medial epicondylitis. My arm is now about 80%

    I would recommend it.

    I had two years of conventional doctors. NSAIDs and physical therapy. Never did a bit of good for me.

    Here's how I break down the philosphy of protherapy. Western Medicine treats symptoms Eastern medicine treats the problem.

    Prolotherapy works by injection an irritant into the affected area and causing localized inflamation. Thus causing your body to go into the repair mode and fix the injured site.

    They numb the area first with some novacaine and then use anything from a sucrose solution to fish oil to cause the inflamation. Hurts like hell for the first couple of days. Took a few times for me to start feeling a difference. If not anything, my arm feels a hell of a lot better than it did prior to prolotherapy. And you can't give up after one or two shots. It's not like cortisone that numbs it, the stuff is in there to help heal it.

    Do some reading on prolotherapy.org there's a lot of informative information on there.

    Good luck and hit me up if you have any other questions.
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    I know it's been a while, but I just wanted to thank firefighter2032 for the feedback, as well as provide an update....

    Fortunately, physical therapy has worked for me. I'm now at 100% after ~3 months of treatment. Honestly, I was very skeptical that my PT would be able to fix me considering I've been in pain for just over a year. I really thought this was an injury that I'd have to live with for the rest of my life.

    I guess I'm one lucky sonofabeech.

    Quote Originally Posted by firefighter2032
    I've had approximately 15 shots.

    I have medial epicondylitis. My arm is now about 80%

    I would recommend it.

    I had two years of conventional doctors. NSAIDs and physical therapy. Never did a bit of good for me.

    Here's how I break down the philosphy of protherapy. Western Medicine treats symptoms Eastern medicine treats the problem.

    Prolotherapy works by injection an irritant into the affected area and causing localized inflamation. Thus causing your body to go into the repair mode and fix the injured site.

    They numb the area first with some novacaine and then use anything from a sucrose solution to fish oil to cause the inflamation. Hurts like hell for the first couple of days. Took a few times for me to start feeling a difference. If not anything, my arm feels a hell of a lot better than it did prior to prolotherapy. And you can't give up after one or two shots. It's not like cortisone that numbs it, the stuff is in there to help heal it.

    Do some reading on prolotherapy.org there's a lot of informative information on there.

    Good luck and hit me up if you have any other questions.
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