Video: Prolotherapy to the Achilles Tendon

Ross Hauser, MDRoss Hauser, MD

An Achilles tendon injury is the most common tendon injury in athletes. As the largest tendon in the body, it is responsible for foot flexion that allows athletes to spring off each step.

Traditional treatments include anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) and cortisone shots. Unfortunately these treatments only address the Achilles tendon pain, not the actual injury. An athlete may first notice inflammation in this tendon, known as Achilles tendonitis. The inflammation is the body’s attempt at healing the injury. NSAIDS and cortisone shots stop the healing process potentially causing cellular damage and collagen degeneration.

Prolotherapy is an excellent treatment for an Achilles tendon injury. In this video you will see a comprehensive Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy treatment to the Achilles tendon. The outcome of Prolotherapy is inflammation that leads to growth and repair of connective tissue. As you will see, the treatment is quick yet comprehensive.