By: James Thompson, DO
Published: March 3, 2020
A non-invasive regenerative medicine therapy practiced for nearly a century by doctors, prolotherapy has the potential to aid in the healing of numerous ailments including common sports injuries and arthritic joints.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy, short for proliferation therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that involves the injection of a solution into a weak or damaged area of the body in order to regenerate and repair tissue. More specifically, a small amount of solution, often dextrose (sugar), lidocaine (a commonly used local anesthetic), and sterile water mixture, is injected near painful or damaged ligaments, tendons, or joints to induce an inflammatory response. Once injected into these areas, these seemingly benign substances promote healing, which is initiated by the body. Read more