Prolotherapy for Foot Pain
Prolotherapy is used as a conservative treatment for foot pain. Since most orthopedic injuries involve damage to the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Just about all musculoskeletal injuries can be treated with Prolotherapy. Bursitis, tendonitis, sprains, strains, will most likely improve and potentially be CURED with prolotherapy.
Plantar fasciitis and heel pain
Complete ligament tears and fractures do not respond to prolotherapy unless surgery or immobilization is performed first.
Complications are rare. Since prolotherapy is an injection treatment the risks are no different than other common injection therapies. Surgery has far greater risks. Prolotherapy is an ideal treatment to use before non-emergency surgeries are performed. The injections utilize natural substances such as high concentration dextrose (sugar). Steroids like cortisone are NOT used.
You can make an appointment with Dr Carol A. Thomson (Podiatrist) to discuss if Prolotherapy would be a suitable treatment for you by calling 9766 3253.
Carol Thomson is the only Hackett Hemwall Foundation ( University of Wisconsin, Madison) trained podiatrist in Australia.
Material on this site should not be used as a basis for treatment decisions, and is not a substitute for professional consultation.