What is prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy, or proliferation therapy, is the injection of a solution to stimulate the growth of new cells to heal painful areas. Our clinic uses hypertonic dextrose to disrupt the homeostasis that your body always aims to reach, which in turns calls on your body's healing cascade to focus its attention on the injected tissue. Ligaments are the most common sites for injection although muscles and tendons can also be treated.
Ligaments surround all our joints, connecting bone to bone. They also have a large number of nerve endings so that if they are over-stretched, they cause pain! With the passage of time, ligaments become slack from our natural posture and daily activities. They can also be injured by trauma.