Ligaments will also not tighten on their own to their original length once injured. This is largely because the blood supply to ligaments is limited, and therefore healing is slow and not always complete. To further complicate this, ligaments also have many nerve endings, and therefore the person will feel pain at the areas where the ligaments are damaged or loose.
We can think of our joints as the hinge on a door. Until the hinge is fixed the door just isn’t going to open or close right and it’s the same exact story with our joints. If we are athletic or if we are just getting older there is some gradual and natural degeneration of the moving parts of the body due to ongoing recurrent mechanical stress, and failure of tissues to repair. This can come from lack of nutrients, lack of circulation, aging and inflammation. When this happens the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage become dehydrated and weaker. This results in laxity and more abnormal mechanical stress and shearing forces on the joint. Abnormal shearing forces and torsion cause more joint dysfunction. This leads to a progressive separation of the ligaments from the superficial covering on the bone called the periosteum. This pulling on the periosteum creates a space, which the body fills in with new bone. These new parts of bone are called osteophytes. They are the premier signs of degenerative arthritis in & around the joint. Osteophytes and joint laxity result in a reduced range of motion, which causes strain on surrounding muscles which then become either over or under worked leading to more dysfunction & pain.
Prolozone causes repair and tightening of the lax structures, partially torn connective tissue and ligaments. Prolozone halts the pain/inflammation cycle. This allows for better circulation, increased blood flow carrying nutrition, and hydration of the damaged tissues. This allows for a healing environment within the joint to develop and results in increased range of motion and decreased pain.
A lot of my patients come to me with pain caused by inflammation. For example, arthritis is an inflammatory process. An important component in halting the inflammation cycle, along with Prolozone therapy, is proper nutrition. What we choose to eat every day is so powerful that it can either bring us closer to health or closer to disease. I recently wrote a cook book, Feed Your Cells- 7 Ways to Make Health Food Fast, Easy, and Gluten Free. It is an outline on how to feed yourself and your family at a cellular level. When we eat fresh, whole food, devoid of refined flours and sugars, it promotes and maintains health by nourishing the body at a deep level. This reduces total body inflammation and allows the body to function optimally. Eating properly in conjunction with Prolozone therapy will help to maximize results.
Who is a candidate for this program?
Low Back Pain, Shoulder pain, Rotator Cuff Tears, Knee injuries, Individuals wanting to avoid knee and hip replacement.
Because Prolozone treatments also result in cartilage regeneration, the technique is also remarkably effective even for severe cases of osteo-arthritis of the hip or knee. The good thing about Prolozone therapy is that it is not just a treatment for pain. The results can actually represent a permanent fix.
Once the doctor takes a detailed history of your injury and looks at your MRI report she will be able to tell you if Prolozone is right for you.
Conditions commonly treated with Prolozone Therapy include: