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Can prolotherapy help with my overall flexibility?

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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but

Its not harmful but can be expensive and doesnt help everyone.

In brief: Yes but

Its not harmful but can be expensive and doesnt help everyone.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Increase or decrease

Are you looking to increase your flexibility or decreased your flexibility (laxity) secondary to hypermobility syndrome or "double jointed" condition? In the latter condition, prolotherapy might help strengthen ligaments which are the primary joint stabilizers.
You should avoid smoking and stay within 10% of your ideal body weight. Hope this helps. www.otwithmd.com.

In brief: Increase or decrease

Are you looking to increase your flexibility or decreased your flexibility (laxity) secondary to hypermobility syndrome or "double jointed" condition? In the latter condition, prolotherapy might help strengthen ligaments which are the primary joint stabilizers.
You should avoid smoking and stay within 10% of your ideal body weight. Hope this helps. www.otwithmd.com.
Dr. Jose Barreto
Dr. Jose Barreto
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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Not usually

Prolotherapy is designed to cause inflammation in a specific area of injury so that healing will occur. Overall flexibility would require a general improvement in metabolism. Getting a good night sleep, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol, eating 6 equal healthful meals a day, followed by relaxation and light, fun exercise would be more likely to help overall flexibility.

In brief: Not usually

Prolotherapy is designed to cause inflammation in a specific area of injury so that healing will occur. Overall flexibility would require a general improvement in metabolism. Getting a good night sleep, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol, eating 6 equal healthful meals a day, followed by relaxation and light, fun exercise would be more likely to help overall flexibility.
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
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