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eric_k


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prolotherapy with Plasma for fingers
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I work at a running store and have spoken to serveral people who have had this done on their achellies tendons. Here is some info I found online http://www.blatmanpainclinic.com/PlateletRichPlasma.htm. They say it dramaticly shortened their recovery time.

I think I have a pulley tendon injury issue (pinky this time). I was wondering if anyone has every tried or heard of prolotherapy for finger tendons. Just curious to find out what any of you think and if its been done or cannot be done before I call the doctor about it.

Eric


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Probably better to contact your naturopath than the doctor about this. I wouldnt suggest an injection into those fragile tendons though, have seen them rupture quite easily after (although that is from cortisone injection and not prolo).


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qtrollip wrote:
Probably better to contact your naturopath than the doctor about this.

... and then after that, you can visit your friendly neighbourhood witch doctor.



As for platelet-rich plasma, there's some fairly solid science behind that. Platelets, as well as being key to blood clotting, are basically little "bombs" of growth factors that, when they rupture, both stimulate the local repair process and attract in repair cells from the bloodstream.


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Well, I'd be really surprised if your GP does prolo... I'd bet there's more naturopaths doing prolo than GP's


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The NY Times recently ran a story mentioning it, not in much depth, but they did say it has shown some promise, more so than cortisone injections which it appears may actually prove perjudicial to full long term recovery. The article also mentioned that the incidence of long term recovery in patients doing eccentric loading exercises was greater than those who had gotten cortisone.


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