What is Proliferative Medicine
(Regenerative Medicine or Prolotherapy)?
Proliferative treatment involves carefully addressing each tendon and ligament surrounding the injured joint. We create a very precise inflammatory response in the injured tissue allowing collagen to reform and healing to occur. A series of very specific small injections initiates this response, and effectively tightens and heals the damaged tissue. Once these structures are stable, pain resolves and strengthening can take place.
Proliferative Medicine is the treatment of choice for the loose-jointed patient (Hypermobile), patellar subluxation, recurrent ankle sprain, sacro-iliac (SI) instability, low back pain, mid back pain, hip, knee (especially meniscal injuries), plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and most problems in the foot, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, back and neck. It is a great remedy for early arthritis and sports injuries. Other disorders that respond beautifully to Proliferative treatment include Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia (which is frequently associated with hypermobility) Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ehlors-Danlos syndrome and so much more.