Help the Healing, Relieve Pain
What you can do to help the healing and relieve pain.
First of all, I ask all my patients to discontinue anti-inflammatory medication prior to Prolo/Biosurgery this interferes with the healing cascade that I am trying to set up.
Second of all I encourage movement of the affected region. If it is a shoulder, I suggest swimming. If it’s a knee or hip I suggest swimming or light cycling. The goal is movement without stress. walking can be harder and weights are out for a couple of months.
Third, I might suggest a homeopathic medicine like arnica gel for superficial joints like the shoulder, wrist, knee and arnica pellets for deeper structures like the pelvis or hip.
I also suggest a good vitamin C like Emergen-C and fish oil (the brand I prefer is called eskimo3 as I have found the purity/ efficacy is superb.
Aside from this I usually do weekly sessions (every 2 weeks for PRP) until I get the patient over the hump, meaning where they notice some improvement. Then I can afford to spread session to every 2 or 3 weeks.
Since heat help promote circulation I often suggest hydrotherapy in a hot tub or spa, or at least an extended shower to heat the affected areas.