Chronic pain sucks… Prolotherapy can help!

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Chronic pain can stop you from being active, staying healthy, motivated and enjoying a good night’s sleep. It saps your energy–physically, mentally and emotionally. Some days it’s manageable, some days just suck.

Whether you’re dealing with annoying and persistent pain or with more severe, debilitating pain, you’ve probably come to realize that medical options for pain management aren’t exactly amazing. If you’re looking for a safe alternative with lasting results, consider Prolotherapy.

Joint Injury and Chronic

If you’ve had a single injury, multiple injuries or an overuse type of injury, the lingering pain you’re feeling is likely due to instability of the affected joint(s).

When tendons and ligaments are damaged, the immune system attempts to repair them. But since these structures have a poor blood supply, incomplete healing is common after injury–even years later. Without complete healing, the once taut and strong bands of connective tissue are now relaxed and weak and the joint they’re meant to hold together becomes unstable. Joint instability is often the source of chronic pain and weakness.

Why is Prolotherapy effective?

Prolotherapy involves an injection of a solution into the affected tendons and ligaments which leads to local inflammation and triggering of the body’s healing cascade. Under these conditions connective tissue can repair and rebuild. Over time with each subsequent treatment, the new connective tissue continues to grow, thicken and strengthen restoring stability to joints.

If the pain you’re experiencing is caused by injured or weakened connective tissue and unstable joints, Prolotherapy has good potential to get you moving again, pain-free.

Conditions that benefit from Prolotherapy

  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Ankle instability (frequent ankle sprains)
  • Hip Pain / Low Back Pain / SI Pain
  • Neck Pain / Whiplash Injury
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries (or any other injury)
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • …and more!

Still not convinced but interested?Or, better, yet, book in for a free 15 min preliminary assessment with Dr. Besner. You can have your questions answered and decide if Prolotherapy is a good option for you.

  • Find more information on Prolotherapy here
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