The information on this website is for educational purposes only. Do not act or rely upon the information on this website without seeking independent professional medical advice.  Prolotherapy is a medical technique. As with any medical technique, results will vary among individuals, and there is no guarantee that you will receive the same outcome as patient reports here. Prolotherapy injections may not work for you and as with all medical procedures there are risks involved. These risks should be discussed with a qualified health care professional prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing.

Shoulder Pain

Platelet Rich Plasma for Rotator Cuff Tears. (2012)
This case reports shows the effective resolution of a 3 year history of severe pain and shoulder restriction in a patient with a partial thickness rotator cuff tear and tendinopathy after Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy injections.  

Platelet Rich Plasma in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Study, 2 year follow-up.  (2011)
This is a study of 53 patients who underwent arthroscopy for a repair of a complete rotator cuff tear.  The patients were randomly divided into 2 groups, one who received an intraoperative application of PRP and the other who did not.  The results of the study showed that the autologous PRP group had reduced pain in the first postoperative months, a long term positive effect in healing.  

A Retrospective Study on Hackett-Hemwall Dextrose Prolotherapy for Chronic Shoulder Pain at an Outpatient Charity Clinic in Rural Illinois.  (2009)
In this sample of 94 patients with an average of 53 months of unresolved shoulder pain treated with dextrose Prolotherapy.  97% of patients reported pain relief and over 82% experienced improvements in sleep, exercise ability, anxiety, depression and overall disability.  

The Effects of Prolotherapy on Shoulder Pain. (2004)
In this study of 29 patients, dextrose Prolotherapy resulted in a clinically significant improvement in shoulder pain.