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Chronic knee problems


Knee pain is often due to sprain or strain of the external knee ligaments. This responds well to prolotherapy, and surprisingly even medial cruciate ligament laxity can often be helped10. The first DB study of prolotherapy into the knee showed 44% decrease in pain in knee osteoarthritis and some regeneration of cartilage11. The recent DB study by Rabago et al from Wisconsin has also shown a significant benefit in osteoarthritis of knees compared to the placebo. (Ann Fam Med 2013;11:229-237)

 

References

10Ongley MJ, Dorman TA, Eek BC, Lundgren D, KleinRG: Ligament instability of knees: A new approach to treatment. Man Med 1988; 3

11Reeves KD, Hassanein K: Randomised, prospective double-blind, placebo controlled study of dextrose prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis with or without ACL laxity. Evidence of pain improvement, range of motionincrease, reduction of ACL laxity, and early evidence for radiographic stabilization. Altern Ther Health Med 2000; 6:68-74, 77-80