What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a solution comprised of various combinations of dextrose, lidocaine or procaine, and saline. This unique substance works to create a mild inflammatory reaction thereby stimulating the body's own healing mechanisms. Prolotherapy is used to repair injured and painful joints or connective tissue.
By activating fibroblasts in the injured area, prolotherapy allows for new cell growth and collagen deposition. This makes prolotherapy especially effective for treating ligament sprains, tennis/golfers elbow, joint laxity and instability, and plantar fasciitis.

For the patient, the goal of Prolotherapy in chronic musculoskeletal pain and instability is the stimulation of body's natural healing and regenerative processes in the joint that will facilitate the repair and regrowth of connective tissue, ligaments, tendons for tensile strength, and cartilage and other joint stabilizing structures such as labral tissue. Prolotherapy is an in-office injection treatment that research and medical studies have shown to be an effective, trustworthy, reliable alternative to surgical and non-effective conservative care treatments.