Prolotherapy Sydney

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Prolotherapy Injections

Looking for Prolotherapy in Sydney, Australia? You’ve come to the right place. Pinnacle are Sydney’s leading podiatry experts offering foot and ankle prolotherapy injections as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. It’s important to know that prolotherapy is not the first line treatment for many injuries or conditions, but when standard care has failed, it can be a great option to add to an injury management plan.

‘Prolo’ therapy is short for proliferative therapy. Prolotherapy consists of an injection technique that is theorised to help to stimulate tissue regeneration for chronic soft tissue injuries. For those that are familiar with PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection therapy, prolotherapy works on a similar principle. In reality, we don’t know exactly how these injection therapies work, but they seem to modify pain, are relatively safe and inexpensive when compared to surgery.

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Prolotherapy Treatment with Pinnacle

Prolotherapy is a type of injection therapy utilising local anaesthetic and glucose. The prolotherapy solution is injected into a joint, muscle, tendon or ligament with the end goal of improved function and reduced pain at the site of injection. Prolotherapy is commonly used to treat:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Chronic ankle instability (post sprain)
  • Lisfranc joint strain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Big toe or ankle joint pain
  • Various forefoot pathologies AKA metatarsalgia

How Do Prolotherapy Injections Work?

When treating chronic lower limb tendon, joint or ligament injuries that fail standard conservative care, prolotherapy can be worth considering prior to progressing to surgery. Prolotherapy can be administered in the clinic rooms, and you can walk out without discomfort. Usually 2-5 treatments are recommended over a 3-6 month time period.

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Prolotherapy Sydney Australia

Leading Prolotherapy in Sydney, Australia

Podiatrists at Pinnacle are trained and qualified in providing safe prolotherapy injection therapy in Sydney. We regularly utilise prolotherapy injections to complement the treatment of chronic and localised lower limb pain and injury. If you have any questions about this type of treatment, do not hesitate to get in touch and speak to us today about your prolotherapy injection options in Sydney.

Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that has minimal unwanted side effects. Prolotherapy works exceptionally well to relieve and manage chronic musculoskeletal pain when used in the right conditions.


How Does Prolotherapy Work?

The proliferant solution injected in prolotherapy is glucose mixed with local anaesthetic. This solution is designed to stimulate a local influx of white blood cells and platelets including the important pre collagen growth factors needed for tissue repair. This type of treatment works to treat injury and pain by prompting the body’s natural repair mechanisms.

What Can Prolotherapy Help With?

Prolotherapy can help with conditions that are not responding to standard care. Standard care usually involves education around what your injury is and why you developed it. Before recommending prolotherapy, podiatrists at Pinnacle like to make sure other usual care has failed such as graded rehab and load management advice.

We generally use and recommend prolotherapy to manage:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Chronic ankle instability (post sprain)
  • Various forefoot pathologies AKA metatarsalgia
  • Lisfranc joint strain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Big toe or ankle joint pain

Are Pinnacle’s Podiatrists members of the Australian Podiatry Association?

Yes. All of our podiatrists at Pinnacle Sports Podiatry are active members of the Australian Podiatry Association, as well as Sports Medicine Australia and Sports & Exercise Podiatry Australia. At Pinnacle, we aim to provide comprehensive, effective and evidence-based podiatry treatment, in line with the Australian Podiatry Association and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). You can search for Podiatrists accreditation with AHPRA here.

How Can I Benefit from Prolotherapy Injections with Pinnacle?

You may benefit from Pinnacle’s prolotherapy services or general podiatry services if you are suffering from chronic concerns, lower limb injury, discomfort, and pain. Our podiatry services can improve your mobility and independence through means of prevention and treatment of foot problems. Our prolotherapy management plans are generally utilised to provide a comprehensive treatment therapy for chronic injuries.

Specialising in running-related injuries, Pinnacle’s breadth of service capability extends from sports podiatry to general podiatry. Not only will we provide effective pain relief, treatment and chronic injury management, but we also provide exceptional preventative practices to keep future problems at bay.

Do Pinnacle Offer General Podiatry Services?

Pinnacle offer personalised, comprehensive foot care to treat a wide range of lower limb problems. From ingrown toenail treatments to orthotic fittings, diabetic foot check-ups, biomechanical assessment, dry needling, exercise physiology and prolotherapy, Pinnacle cover all facets of sports and general podiatry in Sydney.

Do I Need A Referral for Prolotherapy Injections in Sydney?

No – patients do not need a referral to book in with Pinnacle Sports Podiatry. Podiatrists are primary allied health care providers; you can call or book in from our website for a consultation today.

A referral may only be required to qualify for the Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) plan.

Pinnacle Sports Podiatry accept all major private health funds – just check with your health fund if you’re not sure if you’re covered for podiatry care.

Can Pinnacle Organise Medical Imaging?

Yes. To help in the diagnosis of your injury podiatrists are able to refer under Medicare for things such as x-ray and ultrasound. We are also refer privately for MRI. These are not always necessary to diagnose your injury but can be invaluable at times when further investigation is warranted.

Can You Advise on Footwear?

Yes. Our qualified and experienced podiatrists are very knowledgeable when it comes to footwear. We can advise you on the right footwear for running, physical activity, work and general day-to-day wear. During a footwear assessment, Pinnacle’s podiatrists can also advise on whether or not your feet would benefit from orthotics.