Prolotherapy at Noble Naturopathic
Prolotherapy is a regenerative therapy that involves injecting a solution into joints, tendons, and ligaments to promote healing and reduce pain. The solution injected typically includes dextrose (a type of sugar), an anesthetic, and occasionally other substances.
Procedure: During the procedure, the treatment area will be sterilized and the patient will be positioned for the injection. The practitioner will then use a small needle to inject the solution into the targeted area.
Cost of the injection ranges between $140-200 and is dependent on the size and number of joints treated. One or multiple joints can be injected in one appointment. The procedure is typically done in a series of 3-6 treatments, spaced several weeks apart.
Benefits of Prolotherapy:
- Can reduce pain in affected areas
- May improve mobility and function in the joint and/or area treated
- Can be analternative to surgery
- May help to strengthen weakened or damaged tissue
Risks of Prolotherapy:
- Pain and swelling at the injection site
- Bruising or bleeding
- Allergic reaction to the solution
- Very rarely, infection or nerve damage
Common conditions treated with prolotherapy:
- Ligament sprains/damage
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
A detailed history and assessment of the affected area is done prior to initiation of injection treatments.
Book in for a free 15 minute consultation with Dr. Ming Mei Zhang (ND) to see if prolotherapy is the right treatment for you today!
Dr. Ming Mei Zhang RMT, ND
Dr. Ming Mei Zhang is dual licensed as both a registered massage therapist (RMT) and naturopathic doctor (ND). She is a member in good standing of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia.