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 to heal weakened joints, ligaments and tendons.
What Can Prolotherapy Help With?
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
- 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?
Yes. While we specialise in prolotherapy, sports podiatry, and treating running-related injury, we also provide general podiatry services for all Sydney patients. 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 able to refer privately for MRI when indicated. 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.