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Old 03-19-2007, 08:19 PM   #1
Kevin McKay
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Is it necessary to rest when receiving prolo or can you continue to work out?
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:30 AM   #2
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I just got my first prolo shot for golfer's elbow. The doctor said to wait 3 days and then go back to normal exercise. It takes around 6 weeks for the "cure" to take effect.

since it's not cortisone, I guess there's not a risk of damage to the tendons, just pain.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:56 PM   #3
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Wow no down time I did not expect that! kick !
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:57 PM   #4
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Please let me know how it goes.

Thanks Elliot
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:11 AM   #5
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When I got prolo on my elbow my doc said take it a little easy for a couple of weeks no really heavy pressing etc (that was what bothered it the most). He told me the tissue could be slightly weaker for a short time during the time my body was laying down fresh collagen. I got several treatments over a four month period and am happy with the results.

I heavily researched this option before seeking treatment and am surprised it is not used more frequently.

My problem was chronic triceps tendinosis that had been bothering me for years. If your problem is not as longstanding you will probably recover with fewer sessions.

So no real downtime, but the repair is not instant either so don't clobber your injury again right away.

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Old 03-22-2007, 01:31 AM   #6
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Craig:

I guess that makes sense although I think the reason that rest is recommended for tendonitis is to remove the inflammation. In this case, it's the opposite treatment -- increasing inflammation through the sugar solution so the body will be prompted to go into emergency repair mode. So logically more stress could be helpful.

Having said that, from reading some stuff about collagen formation, you probably want enough stress to lay down the collagen in the right patterns but not so much that it weakens it. I'm guessing here.

In my case, it's just a question of whether I use my left hand to grip barbells. Since I use straps for superheavy lifts, that probably is ok. And for the O lifts, which I do much lighter, I would think it wouldn't be too much stress.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:57 AM   #7
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Elliot,
Actually no rest needed. My doc knew I tend to go overboard, so he just didn't want me to max out or do something stupid like a heavy 10 sets of 3 for a pressing movement.

I have a long history of overuse/overload injuries.
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:04 PM   #8
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So has anybody had a negative experience with prolo?
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