Flexibility is often touted as one of the keys to being healthy. Unfortunately, there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. When your joints and ligaments are too loose, you can develop what’s called ligamentous laxity. Luckily, this condition can be treated with prolotherapy.
Symptoms of ligamentous laxity can include:
- Muscle spasms
- Bone spurs
- Clicking and popping joints
What causes ligamentous laxity?
Ligamentous laxity is caused by the chronic instability of joints and the surrounding structures. It typically begins early in life with individuals who are very active. Gymnasts, ballerinas, and yogis who undergo extensive stretching are more prone to develop ligamentous laxity. However, individuals who frequently suffer sports related injuries (such as sprained ankles) or practice poor posture (such as slouching) can also develop ligamentous laxity.
Prolotherapy can help you treat the cause of ligamentous laxity.
From playing with your kids to hitting the slopes, ligamentous laxity can keep you from the activities you love the most. Symptoms are often treated with ice, anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone shots, and/or painkillers. Unfortunately, these solutions act as Band Aids. They don’t help you heal. Rather they mask the pain and can allow you to do further damage.
Similarly, those who suffer from ligamentous laxity are also known to crack their joints. While this provides immediate relief, it can ultimately lead to more damage. Excessive cracking of your joints can wear out the cartilage, causing bones to rub on bones.
In order to treat the cause of ligamentous laxity, your body’s ligaments need to be strengthen. Prolotherapy helps your body naturally heal the injured ligaments and surrounding tissues. The process is nearly 100 years old. It involves injecting an “irritant” solution into the soft tissue at the site of the injury. The irritant sends signals to your brain, telling your body to heal that area.
Prolotherapy treats ligamentous laxity by helping your body naturally heal at the site of the injury.Click to Tweet
Schedule a consultation with a Naturopathic Doctor to being the healing process immediately.
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