Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, The Gatekeepers of Stability.
Cartilage, ligaments and tendons are all different types of connective tissue.
Cartilage surrounds bones to prevent them from grinding together and act as shock absorbers.
Ligaments connect bone to bone to make joints more stable and tendons connect muscle to bone to allow movement.
All these crucial components are made up of fibrous tissue or collagen produced by fibroblasts. Ligaments and tendons are similar to ropes. Overtime, either through chronic overuse injuries and or from acute trauma, the ligaments and tendons become damaged, frayed and stretched.
The joint becomes lax, loose and eventual joint breakdown from unhindered movement and frictional forces set in.
Meanwhile, the muscles attempt to maintain stability and become chronically fatigued.
Connective tissue naturally has a poor blood supply. Poor blood supply, means poor inflammation and poor inflammation means poor healing. This is the main reason why injured ligaments, tendons and cartilage don’t heal quickly or completely.
Wound strength studies show that it takes 6-12 months for maximum tensile strength to occur and even then the resultant wound has approximately only 60% of the original strength. The addition of anti-inflammatory which is part of conventional treatment further hinders the already compromised healing process.
Picture riding a bicycle with all the bolts loosened.
If the damaged tissues are left untreated, which is in the majority of cases, it can eventually lead to the onset of joint degeneration and osteoarthritis. As cartilage tissue degenerates within the tendons and ligaments, the force between the bones is much greater. This leads to the bones rubbing together unevenly, without the protection of cartilage tissue, which is how arthritis begins.
As a result, there is a decrease in the amount of force within the actual joint. As we age, or if we experience an injury to the joints, the body has to rely upon other structures to help bear the force of movement, and the primary structure are the bones.
The weakening and deterioration of the tendons and ligaments further increases the amount of force placed on the bones, since the tissue within the ligaments and tendons has deteriorated. The more severe the deterioration from age or injury, could result in arthritic symptoms developing much faster.
This is where Regenera Prolotherapy can help.
Prolotherapy biocellular regenerative injection treatments initiate a local inflammatory response that leads to intrinsic and natural ligament and tendon repair and regeneration through Fibroblast activation.
Our comprehensive Prolotherapy treatment process involves a series of injections to heal the joints thus restoring the balance and relieving fatigued muscle and often nerve compression, without medication and or surgical procedures.
The ligaments and tendon tissue formed as a result of prolotherapy have been shown to be thicker and stronger and up to 120 times in some cases.
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