- Damaged or lost tissue, especially surrounding the joints.
- A clicking noise in the joint.
- Muscle spasms in addition to the pain.
- An inconclusive MRI or CT scan.
- Pain that improves with rest.
There have been few reported side effects from prolotherapy. In rare cases, the worst side effect is an infection at the site of an injection. A potential infection will show through fever and pain, and it is usually easy to treat with antibiotics.
Another side effect may be temporary swelling or pain where the injection occurred. Immediately following the procedure, the affected joint may feel worse before beginning to feel better.
Results vary from patient to patient. However, PRP takes its full effect between 8 and 12 weeks after the procedure.
Patients will have before and after pictures taken the day of the procedure, 2-4 weeks after the procedure and then again 60 days after the procedure.
How long should I rest after treatment?
The areas treated will be numb 2-6 hrs after the procedure. Due to the numbness we ask that you refrain from any strenuous activities but to stay mobile. Continue to move affected area to decrease soreness and stiffness. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for 2 days following injections.