Prolotherapy Treatment – Aftercare

Remember that Prolotherapy is a treatment that heals by inducing inflammation in a problem area in order to increase healing to that area. For this reason, we want to encourage inflammation rather than suppress it. To ensure maximum healing, please refer to this sheet for proper aftercare.

The first week after treatment:

Avoid:
o Ice applications, pain-relievers such as Ibuprofen (Advil), Naproxen (Aleve), Aspirin and fish oils. These are all anti-inflammatory and will interfere with our treatment.

o Moderate to intense exercise. Your ligaments and tendons will not be as strong as they are normally while they are healing. Heavy exercise increases the risk of injury.

• As needed :
o If aching is intolerable, you may take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) (e.g. 500mg, 3-5 times per day if needed)

• Encouraged:
o Light to moderate exercise. Moving the area where the prolotherapy was done increases blood flow and immune activity while preventing stiffness. We encourage this to increase the efficacy of the treatment.

The remainder of duration between visits:

Staying mobile: Exercise is very important. Be sure to use proper form when doing exercise to prevent injury. Also, make sure to stretch properly before and after exercise.

• You can resume taking fish oils after the initial inflammatory stage (5 days after treatment) if they are part of your supplement regimen

24-72 hours before NEXT visit:

• Avoid:
o Ice applications, pain-relievers such as Ibuprofen (Advil), Naproxen (Aleve), Aspirin and fish oils. These are all anti-inflammatory and will interfere with our treatment results.