A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Forrest Peterson; a player I used to coach not too long ago. He had buggered up his wrist pretty badly playing basketball. And after weeks of alternating between heat, ice, balms, and rest, his injury still didn’t seem to be healing properly. So, at the recommendation of one of his friends he decided to undergo an alternative non-invasive procedure known as prolotherapy.
After only one session the pain he was experiencing was dramatically reduced, and after the second session his wrist for the most appears to now be healed and virtually pain free.
Seemingly the best thing about prolotherapy is that it can be used to correct and heal injuries virtually anywhere in the body, making it great for basketball players who frequently succumb to injury. Something to note is that not all prolotherapists are the same because a large factor in its success rate is down to technique of injection. Forrest underwent his prolotherapy in Calgary which is where he currently lives. However, there are a lot of excellent physicians that perform this procedure across the US as well.
What Is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a treatment method that involves intraligamentous injections of irritant-like solutions directly into tendons, joints, ligaments, or cartilage. These injections are to help fix, improve, or speed upon
Typically a solution containing hypertonic dextrose in combination with vitamins (b12, etc) and a numbing agent is used. First the numbing agent is injected to numb the area in preparation for the main solution. The solution itself is injected directly into the damaged structure which causes an instant reaction of inflammation to occur. By creating an artificial injury the brain now informs the body to send healing agents (white blood cells, red blood cells, etc) to the newly …