Prolotherapy and PRP Therapy
Serving the Phoenix area from our clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona
Joint pain can alter your activities, your mood, and even your relationships. Imagine living pain-free without surgery or medication.
We help joint pain conditions using these proven regenerative therapies: prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and stem-cell therapy.
- Head, Neck, Spine, and Back Pain
- Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Pain
- Hip, Knee, Ankle, and Foot Pain
About Joint Pain & Your Pain Management Options
Mild to crippling joint pain has a wide range of causes: a structure-altering trauma, a simple sports injury, an accumulation of small traumas, weeks or years of a repetitive movement, age- or stress-related joint-tissue degradation, alone or in any combination. We know now that anything that destabilizes a joint’s structure gets more painful over time, as loosened ligaments allow more motion than once-tight joints were designed for, often degrading to arthritis. That increasing pain can affect your work and play, sleep, motivation, energy, and interactions with other people. We see evidence every day that reducing joint pain can free you to be more active and have a healthier, happier life.
As we age, certain hormone levels decrease, and we become less physically active. We start to lose muscle mass and bone mass (sarcopenia and osteopenia), and we often gain body fat. These changes alter our movement patterns and walking gait, further stressing our joints and amplifying the history of our injuries.
Joint-pain conditions respond well to regenerative prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma treatments. We see good results in treating upper and lower back pain, sacroiliac (S-I joint) pain, sciatica, neck pain, TMJ pain, sternum and clavicle pain, rotator cuff injuries, tennis and golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel, hip and groin pain, knee pain, arthritic joints, torn or damaged cartilage, ankle sprains, Achilles tendon pain, and plantar fasciitis.
Most of our new joint-pain patients have already been to see orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists. We are confident that these joint pain issues can be repaired with naturopathic medical care, bio-identical hormone therapy, prolotherapy, and exercise. Treating all the areas of accumulated injuries throughout the body can restore the entire musculoskeletal system to pain-free and proper function.
Massage, acupuncture, over-the-counter pain relievers, yoga, and/or physical therapy may help. If not, you may be a candidate for regenerative treatments. To learn more about the specific regenerative treatments to help your joint pain, please have a look at our in-depth information: