Osteoarthritis is caused by a combination of genetics, weight and activity - as well as trauma.
It is unusual for people under the age of 50 to have persistent joint pain unless there is some underlying arthritis. This would be defined as wear tear of the cartilage of the joint surface
It has been shown that Osteoarthritis has been treated successfully by prolotherapy 85% of the time. Almost any joint in your body can be treated with the exception of the spinal column itself. Most commonly hips, knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows, wrists, hands and feet.
Most people get at least 50% - if not complete - relief of their pain for a minimum of a year and sometimes much longer. Prolotherapy is not just a pain reliever. The treatment works by stimulating the growth of fibrous tissue which makes a cushion between the bones and fills in the cracks in the cartilage. For this reason, prolotherapy lasts longer depending on the activity of the individual.