Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) Instructions:
Prolotherapy and PRP
Regenerative injection therapy offers tendons, ligaments, and cartilage the opportunity to repair and regenerate themselves. RIT is a non-surgical alternative recommended when loss of ligament integrity has caused the adjoining structures to be unstable.
Below are important facts and Instructions about your RIT procedure. By reading below you indicate that you have read and understand the following information.
Pre – Treatment:
Eat a light breakfast or lunch prior to your treatment. Do not eat a heavy or fatty meal before your appointment. Make sure you have something in your stomach.
NO opiate pain medications for 10 days before treatment.
If this is your first RIT treatment we ask that you bring a driver.
Post – Treatment:
Following injection therapy, you may experience increased or worsening pain for a few days. It is a normal response due to the nature of treatment. It will pass.
You may experience soreness at the injection site. This is normal. It will pass.
For discomfort and soreness, you can take homeopathic Arnica 3-4x/day and as needed for soreness for the first 1-3 days. Dr. Tice may have you take specific nutrients to modulate inflammation and boost your own stem cell production to enhance healing. DO NOT take any NSAIDs ie Advil, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Alleve, Naproxen
NO ICE PACKS!
Avoid the ocean or a hot tub for 36 hours to prevent infection and causing unnecessary inflammation.
Take it easy with the area treated. Keep it at 50-75% for the first 1-3 days after treatment. Walking and gentle range of motion is encouraged. When you feel ready and soreness has subsided, you should begin to engage in general range of motion exercises. Increase gradually. Rule of thumb: If it hurts– stop the activity. But, continue the next day. Never give up.
Follow supplement and Stem Cell Nutrition recommendations to optimize healing.
Movement is Medicine
- Neck: Stationary bike or elliptical, Walking, Swimming, Qi Gong, Gentle Yoga
- Shoulder: Elliptical, Qi Gong, Gentle Yoga
- Back: Stationary bike or elliptical, Walking, Swimming, Qi Gong, Gentle Yoga
- Hips: Stationary bike or elliptical, Walking, Swimming, Qi Gong, Gentle Yoga
- Knees: Stationary bike or elliptical, Walking, Swimming, Qi Gong, Gentle Yoga
- Elbow, wrist, ankle: Qi Gong, Gentle Yoga
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED not to perform any extreme sports, heavy lifting, or weight bearing activity for at least 3 weeks or as instructed.
If there is any redness around the incision site with significant pain, swelling, warmth, oozing of blood or other fluid please call the office.