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PROLOTHERAPY for osteo-arthritis/joint problems

Posted by Rob on February 20, 1999 at 08:19:04:

Hi Dr. Stoll...
Have you heard of this? (injection of irritants into joint ligaments in hopes of fattening up/tightening up the joint so that laxity will be stablized & joint healing can begin)----I tried for a time & it seemed to be helping;;but insurance co. put the brakes on....There is much info. on the internet...
Do you know of it and any benefits you might share..?
Thanks so Much
Rob
& PS- your board is wonderful---what a great gift you have given where people can share ideas and look out for each other---THANK YOU


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Re: PROLOTHERAPY for osteo-arthritis/joint problems

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 21, 1999 at 10:21:03:

In Reply to: PROLOTHERAPY for osteo-arthritis/joint problems posted by Rob on February 20, 1999 at 08:19:04:

Dear Rob,

Thanks for the kind words.

Prolotherapy has been around for more than 20 years (in this country) & longer in other countries.

I have seen it work but it has about the same % results as surgery. The REAL problem is, of course, that these problems are NOT due to a prolotherapy deficiency any more than they are due to a lack of surgery.

The REAL solution to nearly all of these problems is what is discussed on this BB daily. Surgery & prolotherapy are (even when successful) only cutting the wires to the doorbell.

Walt



Re: PROLOTHERAPY for osteo-arthritis/joint problems

Posted by Irene in TX on February 25, 1999 at 19:37:32:

In Reply to: PROLOTHERAPY for osteo-arthritis/joint problems posted by Rob on February 20, 1999 at 08:19:04:

Rob,
I tried courses of prolotherapy on two different occasions with two well-known docs. For me, it was expensive, painful, and completely ineffective.
Good luck to you.
Irene



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