Caring Medical - Where the world comes for ProlotherapyOsteoarthritis Pain

Prolotherapy: Under-Recognized Treatment for Osteoarthritis Pain

Woldin B, Ross Hauser, MD. Prolotherapy: under-recognized treatment for osteoarthritis pain. The Pain Practitioner. 2014;24(3):16-22.


A new research article appears in the Pain Pracitioner co-authored by Ross Hauser MD.

Pain is a highly charged and emotional experience that is hard to describe and even more difficult to quantify, and the pain experienced in osteoarthritis is no exception. Osteoarthritic pain is a complex issue for patients and their health care providers, the latter of whom have relatively few effective treatment options to offer in terms of pain resolution and return of function. Prolotherapy is an injection technique that aids in healing arthritic joints and relieving pain and is emerging as a promising treatment option in osteoarthritis…

In Hackett-Hemwall prolotherapy, a small amount of a proliferant solution such as hypertonic dextrose, sodium morrhuate, or polidocanol is injected into the painful entheses of ligaments or tendons, as well as at trigger points and adjacent joint spaces. This produces an inflammatory response involving fibroblastic and capillary proliferation, along with growth factor stimulation, that induces healing and strengthening of the damaged or diseased structure (40-42). When OA is advanced, cellular prolotherapy, which utilizes cellular and extracellular matrix components of the blood, fat, or bone marrow, is recommended. This cell-based technique consists of intra-articular injections of the PRP portion of the blood or progenitor cells from a lipoaspirate or bone marrow aspiration (43). The goal of this type of prolotherapy treatment is not only pain relief but also regeneration of joint structures including articular cartilage.

Read full Article | Back to Research

How Can We Help You?
Contact Information:
First Name*:
Last Name*:
E-mail*:
Address:
City:
State/Providence:
Zip:
Country:
Phone:
How did you hear about us?
Are you looking for more information on our specialties?
I am interested in ProlotherapyI am interested in Stem Cell TherapyI am interested in Platelet Rich PlasmaI am looking for a potential alternative to surgeryI am interested in Digital Motion X-ray in Florida
Tell us more about your case:
Current diagnoses by another healthcare provider:
My primary medical concern I would like to inquire about*:
My current level of athletics and/or daily activities
(ie: marathon training, manual labor, etc..):
I am interested in an appointment at this location:
Oak Park, IllinoisFort Myers, Florida
as soon as possiblewithin a couple weekswithin 1-2 monthsnot sure
Please leave this field empty.

SEARCH
for your symptoms

Prolotherapy, an alternative to surgery

Were you recommended SURGERY?
Get a 2nd opinion now!

WHY TO AVOID:
★ ★ ★ ★ ★We pride ourselves on 5-Star Patient Service!Come see why patients travel from all
over the world to visit our clinics.
Current Patients
Become a New Patient

Chicagoland Office
715 Lake St., Suite 600
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 393-8266 Phone
(855) 779-1950 Fax
Southwest Florida Office
9738 Commerce Center Ct.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
(239) 303-4069 Phone
(855) 779-1950 Fax Fort Myers, FL Office
© 2017 | All Rights Reserved | Disclaimer
National Prolotherapy Centers specializing in Comprehensive Prolotherapy,
Stem Cell Therapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma.

Meet our Prolotherapy Doctors and check out our Prolotherapy research.