Anyone who follows professional sports has probably heard of the benefits of regenerative medicine treatments like prolotherapy for orthopedic injuries. From famous baseball players with potentially career-ending knee and shoulder injuries to men and women suffering from chronic pain due to a foot and ankle injury or degenerative condition, prolotherapy uses the body's own healing properties to offer relief from pain, stiffness, and mobility problems.
Prolotherapy allows podiatrists to offer minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for joint pain and injuries that can limit and significantly affect a person's quality of life.
Prolotherapy in Newtown, PA
Also known as regenerative injection therapy or proliferation therapy, the treatments consist of injecting a dextrose or stem cell solution (platelet-rich plasma, or PRP) into the affected joint to stimulate an accelerated healing response. The podiatrists at Newtown, PA-based Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers offer prolotherapy treatments for some of the most common orthopedic and sports injuries, including:
- Plantar fasciitis
Benefits of Prolotherapy and Regenerative Medicine for Foot and Ankle Injuries
Regenerative medicine is showing promise for treating chronic soft tissue injuries like ligament and tendon tears. It can also help cartilage deterioration from common conditions like osteoarthritis, which affects millions of Americans each year. The modern iteration of prolotherapy was introduced in the 1950s by physicians Dr. George S. Hackett and Dr. Gustav Anders Hemwall.
The benefits of the treatment include:
- Minimally invasive/non-surgical
- Minimal side effects
- Can offer relief when conservative treatments have shown limited or no results
Find a Podiatrist in Newton, PA
For more information on the benefits of prolotherapy, how it works, and whether it is right for you, contact Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers by calling (215) 392-4009 to schedule an appointment today.