Prolotherapy Specialist

Justin Waltrous, MD -  - Sports Medicine Specialist

Maryland Sports, Spine and Musculoskeletal Institute

Justin Waltrous, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist located in Pasadena, MD

If you’re looking for a solution to alleviate chronic joint or connective tissue pain, prolotherapy may be right for you. At Maryland Sports, Spine and Musculoskeletal Institute in Pasadena, Maryland, experienced physical medicine physician, Justin Waltrous, MD, offers this alternative therapy to help you achieve a successful recovery. This minimally invasive treatment can also help you avoid surgical alternatives by helping you heal from the inside out. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about prolotherapy.

Prolotherapy Q & A

What is prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is an alternative treatment for repairing injured connective tissue and joints. Treatment involves injections of natural substances, such as saline, into the affected tissue or joints, along with a numbing medication like lidocaine.

By injecting these substances into the site of your injury, it stimulates your body’s natural healing process. This involves the regeneration of healthy cells to replace damaged ones in your ligaments and tendons.

As a result of treatment, you can achieve a reduction in your pain and an improvement in the overall functionality and strength of the affected area.

What conditions can prolotherapy treat?

Prolotherapy can be effective on a number of degenerative diseases, such as arthritis or degenerative disc disease. You can receive injections on many areas of the body, including your:

  • Back
  • Neck
  • Hips
  • Hands
  • Knees
  • Pelvic floor

To achieve the optimal benefits of prolotherapy, Dr. Waltrous may recommend multiple treatments to continually stimulate new tissue growth. He bases your treatment on your injury type and the severity of your symptoms.

What can I expect during a prolotherapy procedure?

Using a custom treatment plan, Dr. Waltrous administers injections to very specific areas of your body. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes and you only need to recover briefly before you can go home to rest.

Immediately after treatment, you may feel some stiffness and swelling in the treated area, which resolves on its own without further treatment. In many cases, you can expect to get back to your usual routine the next day.

You may still have stiffness for as long as a week before you can notice a difference in the severity of your pain and your range of motion.

What are the benefits of prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a safe, effective treatment that has minimal risks. It offers many benefits for long-term healing, especially when other treatments haven’t worked well for you.

Benefits of treatment include:

  • No incisions
  • No need for anesthesia
  • Fast treatment times
  • May prevent surgery

Prolotherapy can be used even if you’re already experiencing severe pain, and Dr. Waltrous uses a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure.

If chronic joint pain is interfering with your life, you may be a good candidate for prolotherapy. Find out more about this innovative treatment by calling Maryland Sports, Spine and Musculoskeletal Institute or scheduling an appointment online today.

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