Prolotherapy, also known as ligament and tendon reconstruction therapy, is a non-surgical form of regenerative medicine that treats both acute and chronic injuries, as well as difficult-to-resolve joint pain (1). It is an orthopedic procedure that re-creates the body’s natural healing processes to strengthen joints and weakened areas.
Considered one of the most advanced therapies available today for repairing damaged tissue fibers and joints, prolotherapy utilizes dextrose to increase collagen production and help people heal faster. It helps arthritis, torn ligaments, tendonitis, bulging discs, and pain in areas such as the neck, lower back, knee, or shoulder.
Prolotherapy’s unique ability to directly address the cause of the instability leads to permanent stabilization of joints and pain reduction (2). Traditional approaches for treating pain focus on reducing inflammation and suppressing pain sensations with drugs and / or cortisone injections without addressing underlying causes and therefore not offering long-term relief.