Prolotherapy for arthritic knees?
April 8, 2014 9:37 AM Subscribe
I'm considering getting prolotherapy for my knees, and I'm wondering if anyone has any personal experience with it.
posted by gottabefunky to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 41, active all my life, but my knees have started to creak and ache thanks to a bunch of factors: bow legs, flat feet, ACL repair on one knee (20 years ago), meniscetomy on the other 15 years ago. I want to head off any incipient enfeebling however I can.
I found a practitioner here in Portland who makes a good case for prolotherapy, but since it's going to be out-of-pocket, I wanted to get more background. The studies I've tracked down seem to be positive overall, with a healthy dose of can't-tell-yet and depends-on-the-patient (which the practitioner admits).
So...has it worked for you, or someone you know, or not? What's the process/recovery/long-term effects like? Is it worth it?