OT: Prolotherapy for tennis elbow
Has anyone had prolotherapy treatments for stubborn tennis elbow?
It's been almost 6 months since I last rode my bike. The tennis elbow is still not resolved in spite of several weeks of PT, elbow band, ultrasound, massage, exercises, stretching, Advil (and no Advil), ice (and no ice), the Flexbar, rest..... you name it.
My doctor (very reputable sports ortho surgeon) ordered an MRI and started talking about surgery.
Someone recommended prolotherapy.... long story short, I read about it, found a very well-trained referral, and have had 2 treatments so far. Still a lot of pain but I remain hopeful. I've read that some cases may require several treatments.
NOTE: I'm NOT asking for opinions about prolotherapy --- I'm interested in hearing from others who tried it and found relief --- or not --- from tennis elbow. It is not snake oil, hocus-pocus, voodoo, or any of the other claims I've read on-line. Performed correctly by a well-trained doctor (like any other field), it has helped many people --- but, like many mainstream treatments, may not work for all.
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