Prolotherapy for Wrist, Elbow and ankle Pain

Joint instability could be a major reason for pain in the wrist, elbows, and ankles. Joint instability occurs when the ligaments that hold joints together get torn or overstretched. Though you may try different methods to get relief from the pain, the pain persists until the joint instability gets resolved. Prolotherapy is one of the effective ways of treating wrist, elbow, and ankle pain.

Prolotherapy is a non-surgical procedure that involves injecting regenerative and irritant solutions into the affected joint. It is a type of regenerative treatment.

How Does Prolotherapy Work?

The prolotherapy procedure aims at promoting healing and limited inflammation process in the damaged joint or tissue. After any injury, your body needs inflammation to repair the damaged tissue. Prolotherapy works by promoting this process and helps build stronger tissue, ligaments, and joints. As new tendons and ligaments develop, the pain gradually reduces and disappears.

Many patients who suffered from wrist, elbow, or ankle pain reported a reduction in their pain after undergoing prolotherapy.

What Happens During Prolotherapy?

Before beginning the procedure, the doctor will clean the injection site with alcohol. Now, a lidocaine cream is applied to the injection site to reduce pain and make you comfortable. During a prolotherapy session, the doctor inserts a dextrose solution at the site of pain such as ligaments, joints, or tendons. During this process, the doctor may use ultrasound guidance for proper injection of the solution. Your body considers the dextrose solution as a threat or an injury. This will trigger the healing process and attract immune cells to repair the damaged or injured site. This will also promote the growth of ligaments. The ligaments can stabilize the joints and hence the pain reduces.

You need to have several injection sessions to find relief from the pain. In general, you may need about three to six injections to get relief from your pain. However, the number of injections required is based on the injury site.

How About Recovery?

Prolotherapy is a non-surgical procedure and does not require any recovery time. You may have a sore at the injured site but you can get back to normal activities right away. But if you want to resume intense physical activities after your injection, it is important to check with your doctor.

What Benefits Do Prolotherapy Offer for Wrist, Elbow, or Ankle Pain?

The following are the benefits of using prolotherapy for wrist, elbow or ankle pain:

  • People who had prolotherapy have reported a noticeable reduction in their pain after injections
  • Prolotherapy does not cause any serious side-effects
  • Prolotherapy can be used along with other treatments to reduce the pain. However, you should check with your doctor before considering this

Suffering from Elbow, Wrist, or Ankle Pain and Looking for a Non-Surgical Solution? Meet Dr Pradyumna Reddy Today

If you have been suffering from elbow, wrist, or ankle pain for several days, then meet Dr Pradyumna Reddy today. Dr Pradyumna Reddy is one of the best interventional radiologists in Hyderabad. He has performed prolotherapy for several patients suffering from various ailments. Before deciding on prolotherapy, he will conduct the required tests to ensure prolotherapy is safe for you. To know if prolotherapy is suitable for you, schedule your initial consultation with Dr Pradyumna Reddy today.