Prolotherapy is a well-established regenerative approach to heal tendon and ligament injuries. Unlike cortisone injections that only treat the symptoms and inhibit the proper healing of tissues, Prolotherapy works with the natural regenerative power of the body to stimulate and strengthen damaged or weak ligaments, tendons and joints. "Prolo" is short for proliferation. The treatment is considered "Prolo" therapy because it causes proliferation (growth, formation) of new ligament or tendon tissue in areas were they have become weak.
This natural form of pain relief helps rebuild weakened areas to relieve many chronic painful conditions. Weak ligaments and tendons are often the cause of pain and joint damage. Traditional approaches, such as surgery, physical therapy or anti-inflammatory drugs, often fail to stabilize the joint or provide lasting relief from pain. Prolotherapy directly addresses the cause of the instability by strengthening and healing stretched or torn ligaments and tendons. Improved function means less pain.
Prolotherapy injections contain vitamins, nutrients, homeopathics, and other natural substanes. Precise injections are made directly into the damaged ligaments, tendons or joints. This creates a mild, controlled inflammatory response that stimulates the body's natural healing mechanisms, promoting new fiber growth and tightening. This natural pain relief helps your body rebuild and repair itself.
Prolotherapy injections are an excellent treatment choice for torn ligaments and tendons in the following conditions: