Prolotherapy For Shoulder Injuries
Prolotherapy, a branch of medicine in which our office specializes, is an effective means of treating pain in areas around the body, from the neck to the ankle. Using measured injections, prolotherapy encourages the body to use its own immune system to target and eliminate the sources of pain. Shoulder pain is a common issue among the Buffalo area’s workforce, and our team of specialists strongly recommends prolotherapy as a tool for spurring the healing of such injuries as subluxation, dislocation, and rotator cuff injuries, all of which can cause significant shoulder pain when left untreated. Read on to find out more about how prolotherapy works to heal and reduce these debilitating shoulder injuries.
Helping Shoulder Subluxation
A subluxation is a lesser version of a dislocation. If you have a chronic shoulder subluxation, you most likely have a loose joint capsule. Prolotherapy is designed to tighten the capsule through injections, and this will heal the subluxation over time.
Healing Chronic Shoulder Dislocation
Prolotherapy has been used for chronic shoulder injuries such as dislocations for thousands of years. It was first described by Hippocrates two thousand years ago. The prolotherapy will attack the source of the pain and injury within the shoulder capsule, allowing the capsule to tighten and eliminate the dislocation. Dislocations can occur due to laxity in the anterior or inferior areas—that is, the front or bottom portions—of the shoulder capsule. With prolotherapy, the region will tighten and the dislocation will resolve itself.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Prolotherapy is a valuable treatment option for individuals who have a rotator cuff tear. Because a lot of the damage is in the ligaments and the tendons holding the shoulder together, prolotherapy can work to regenerate these tissues. What a lot of people do is undergo surgery, and surgical operations will not fix the ligaments or tendons. Prolotherapy is a more ideal option, as it may eliminate the need to have surgery on the shoulder at all.
If you are currently suffering from shoulder injuries, or have in the past, please contact our office to learn how prolotherapy can help.