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I have shoulder instability, will prolotherapy help in addition to physical therapy?

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Dr. Howard Routman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unclear

Prolo is a type of treatment that has some strong advocates, but i'm skeptical about its benefits in this situation and many others for which it is offered.
The important thing is to understand the 'why' behind your instability and to address that directly.

In brief: Unclear

Prolo is a type of treatment that has some strong advocates, but i'm skeptical about its benefits in this situation and many others for which it is offered.
The important thing is to understand the 'why' behind your instability and to address that directly.
Dr. Howard Routman
Dr. Howard Routman
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Quite possibly

There is a good chance that prolotherapy will help this problem, but if possible find a practitioner who utilizes prolozone, which uses ozone as part of the treatment, which often yields better results with less discomfort.
See http://www.Losethebackpain.Com/blog/2010/08/31/where-to-find-prolozone-therapy/.

In brief: Quite possibly

There is a good chance that prolotherapy will help this problem, but if possible find a practitioner who utilizes prolozone, which uses ozone as part of the treatment, which often yields better results with less discomfort.
See http://www.Losethebackpain.Com/blog/2010/08/31/where-to-find-prolozone-therapy/.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Therapeutic potentia

Prolotherapy is a viable approach to joint problems when instability and laxity are key presenting findings on physical exam.

In brief: Therapeutic potentia

Prolotherapy is a viable approach to joint problems when instability and laxity are key presenting findings on physical exam.
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Prolotherapy

Can help with shoulder instability but underlying cause and physical therapy should be addressed as well.

In brief: Prolotherapy

Can help with shoulder instability but underlying cause and physical therapy should be addressed as well.
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Dr. Andrew Lipton
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Dr. Robert Lupo
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

If you had a traumatic dislocation and you are young, the success of non operative treatment is lower than someone who has instability without injury.
Both however, should initially be managed with therapy.

In brief: Yes

If you had a traumatic dislocation and you are young, the success of non operative treatment is lower than someone who has instability without injury.
Both however, should initially be managed with therapy.
Dr. Robert Lupo
Dr. Robert Lupo
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