Listening to your doctor’s recommended activity restrictions is an important aspect of a fast recovery after any procedure. Many patients want to know what type of activity restrictions they will be facing before they make a decision about their care. In this article, we are going to discuss activity restrictions related to prolotherapy injections.
Prolotherapy is a non-invasive regenerative medicine treatment that uses a sugar-based solution to promote your body’s internal healing and regrowth process.
One of the greatest benefits of prolotherapy is that there are virtually no activity restrictions after the treatment. Compare that to a surgical procedure, which may knock you out for weeks or months on end, and you can see why many patients choose regenerative medicine techniques over surgery.
For example, following an ankle surgery, your surgeon will likely recommend that you remain non-weight bearing for several days or weeks after the procedure. In other words, you can’t put any weight on the ankle for that time period. This prevents you from engaging in the most basic daily activities. After a prolotherapy injection in the ankle, patients are actually encouraged to move and be active.
Prolotherapy Injections are quick and relatively painless. You may experience some mild irritation or swelling after the procedure, but that should dissipate within hours of the injections. After that you are free to walk, run, and sprint!
Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN is a leading provider of prolotherapy and other regenerative medicine treatments in Minnesota. Our Edina pain doctors have been performing prolotherapy injections and other pain reduction techniques for the past twenty years. We have the knowledge, training, and experience necessary to fully address and treat your pain. Contact our clinic today to set up your appointment and talk about your options for reducing your pain.