What body areas can be treated with prolotherapy?
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Prolotherapy can strengthen ligaments and enthesis (the region where the ligament attached to the bone). In theory, all joints that are supported by ligament can be treated with prolotherapy. The limitation is mainly anatomical, when the joint is not assessable because it is either too deep or is covered by blood vessels or nerve tissues, e.g. the intervertebral discs. Areas of the body that can be treated with prolotherapy include the head, neck and temporomandibular joints (TMJs); the spine, sacroiliac joints and pubic bones; the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers; the hips, knees, ankles, feet and toes and a myriad of other areas. A musculoskeletal physician should be able to tell which joints are assessable and which joints respond better to prolotherapy.



身體哪些部位可進行保絡治療?

保絡治療可以強化韌帶、肌腱和它們的附著端(韌帶和肌腱在骨骼上的附著點),也可以強化關節膜和刺激關節裡面的軟骨再生。

保絡治療可以強化韌帶、肌腱和它們的附著端(韌帶和肌腱在骨骼上的附著點),也可以強化關節膜和刺激關節裡面的軟骨再生。理論上來講,所有需要韌帶、肌腱和關節膜支持的關節均可接受保絡治療。局限保絡治療的因素主要是體位方面的問題。有些關節位置太深難以直接到達,或是被血管和神經線覆蓋或包圍,如椎間盤,都會使保絡治療難以進行。可接受保絡治療的部位包括頭骨、頸和顳頜關節;脊柱、骶髂關節和恥骨;肩、肘、腕、手和手指;髖、膝、踝、腳和腳趾以及其他很多部位。肌骼科醫生應有能力指出哪些關節可進行保絡治療,以及哪些關節對保絡治療的反應較好。