HOW PROLO CAN MEND THE UNSTABLE ANKLE
Chronic ankle instability is a condition that presents when there is obvious ankle pain, recurrent ankle sprains, either decreased or excessive joint range of motion, sensation of giving way in ankle and constant or intermittent swelling.Untreated or incorrectly treated ankle sprains can often progress to ankle instability,particularly if hyper-mobility is also present. Ankle instability can predispose one to cartilage deterioration and ultimately degenerative arthritis.
WHAT OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS THERE ARE AND WHY THEY OFTEN MAY NOT WORK!
* While anti-inflammatories may be beneficial in acute cases,with chronic ankle instability-they pose the risk of impairing healing and predisposing joint degeneration.
* Cortisone injections can cause further degeneration of weakened structures, prolong painful symptoms and inhibit healing.
* An Ankle fusion can be a very painful procedure often with much restriction in mobility and long rehabilitation time periods.
*Joint replacement is very invasive,and patients can still experience pain following this procedure.
HOW PROLO CAN HELP THE UNSTABLE ANKLE
Prolotherapy works most successfully to treat conditions where there is instability.Prolotherapy injections into the ankle work to create an inflammatory response in the ligaments which in turn stimulates healing and repair in the soft tissue.The ligament produced after prolo is stronger and thicker and ultimately more stable.This makes Prolo the ideal tool to treat ankle instability.
Research done by Caring medical evaluating Prolo treatments on patients with ankle instability showed amazing results, concluding 90% of participants experienced 50% or more pain relief with improvements in their range of motion and functional mobility as well. Considering how invasive and potentially hazardous the other treatment options are for ankle instability, we hope more patients opt for the natural,safer answer of Prolotherapy.
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