Prolotherapy, also known as “proliferation therapy,” is an injection using an irritant solution into a joint space, weakened ligament, or tendon insertion to relieve pain.
Inflammation is a natural part of your body’s healing processes. When you are injured, your body uses inflammation to increase the flow of growth factors to the affected area. Prolotherapy allows us to “jump-start” this healing process, restarting it in a safe and effective way.
Prolotherapy treatment sessions are generally given every two to six weeks for several months in a series ranging from 1 to 6 treatments. Many patients receive treatment at less frequent intervals until treatments are rarely required, if at all.