Let’s face it, sugar has a PR problem. It has a well-deserved bad reputation. After all, it’s the main ingredient in unhealthy junk food and soda.
If you’re not careful and scarf down too much sugar, it can cause you to blow up like a balloon at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. And it’s linked to inflammation and disease.
So, naturally, we try to limit how much sugar we get. And we certainly don’t think of it as being beneficial. The closest it gets to redeeming itself is when it stands in as a placebo in important studies.
Well, until now, that is. Because if you suffer from arthritis and have the creaky, achy knees to prove it, sugar might be your best option yet for some sweet relief from that knee pain.
It turns out when sugar is used in this particular way, it not only ISN’T a placebo. It’s the best agony reliever around.
New research confirms sugar could do more for your knee pain than drugs, injections, physical therapy, and even surgery. In fact, this unique form of sugar water can help in three different and important ways.
According to researchers, this sugar-based therapy…
- CUTS knee pain
- IMPROVES knee function
- ENHANCES quality of life
Best of all, your own doctor – even if he’s as mainstream as they come – can offer you this potentially life-changing treatment.
SWEET relief for your creaky knees
They don’t call it sugar water, of course.
It would be tough for folks to take that seriously. So they’ve jazzed up the name. It’s called “intra-articular hypertonic dextrose prolotherapy.”
That sounds MUCH more impressive, don’t you think?
But make no mistake about it. It basically boils down to injecting a sugar solution (“hypertonic dextrose”) right into the knee joint (“intra-articular”) to relieve knee pain.
This form of prolotherapy, as it’s more commonly known, isn’t exactly new. It’s been around since Elvis was first crowned King. But for some reason, it never quite took off despite studies… and real-world accounts… that proves it works.
Maybe that’ll change now. Because the latest research put it to the test against a saline solution in 76 patients with knee osteoarthritis. The volunteers got four injections over 16 weeks.
After ONE YEAR, the folks who had the dextrose (sugar) injections had a 10-point drop in their WOMAC pain scores. Plus, they had improvements in WOMAC function score, WOMAC composite score, visual analogue scale pain intensity score, and more.
In other words, it was beyond obvious it worked to relieve knee pan. Better still, there were ZERO adverse events. Meaning it was safe too.
Prolotherapy pushes BEYOND knee pain to healing
The fact that prolotherapy works to knock out knee pain is fantastic, of course. But the fact that it was still working one year later is crucial.
It helps confirm a basic theory behind prolotherapy, which says this isn’t about quick and temporary pain relief like steroid shots and anti-inflammatory drugs. It’s about long-term comfort and real HEALING.
The ligaments and tendons that surround the knee joints tend to have poor blood flow. That makes it almost impossible to ever completely heal. They can’t support the joint, which then falls apart, leading to a lifetime of knee pain.
This sugar water injection that’s given directly into that damaged tissue appears to kick start healing. Experts believe it helps to restore the tendons and ligaments so they can once again support the joint.
As I mentioned earlier, just about any doctor can offer prolotherapy. So go ahead and ask yours about it. Given that it’s just sugar water in the knee, he’ll likely agree that there’s certainly no harm in trying it out.
If he’s still skeptical, seek out a doctor experienced in integrative or holistic medicine for a second opinion. After all, sugar doesn’t have anything to lose but its bad reputation. And you’ve got nothing to lose but that knee pain.