After two previous surgeries on my knee, ACL replacement and meniscus repair, I was extremely concerned when I re-injured my knee 10years later. After limping around for nearly a month, and taking prescription anti-inflammatories, the swelling had finally gone down enough to get a clean MRI. It revealed that had torn the meniscus again and partially torn the ACL graft.
I was apprehensive about going in for a third surgery, as removing any more of the meniscus would likely cause more problems than it would solve. A family friend suggested I look into Prolotherapy. After much research I found that many athletes were using it to get back to performance. I then found Dr. Hanson and Embody Wellness. After reading about Dr. Hanson’s Prolozone treatments I decided to give it a try.
I figured if it didn’t work, surgery was always an option. I went in for my first treatment, which was relatively painless. The next day I woke up and walked straight to the bathroom without pain. I was shocked! I was always more stiff and in pain in the morning. I will admit to being skeptical about the treatment. If anything, I thought it would be a little less sore after about a week or so. But, I was completely pain free. It was like night and day. I waited a few days before informing Dr. Hanson, because I absolutely expected the pain to return. A month later, still no pain or limping, and I’m going in for my second Prolozone treatment.