Prolotherapy is a non-surgical approach to treating pain and joint weakness.  It involves the injection of irritant and natural solutions into weakened or stretched ligaments or tendons, which are a source of chronic pain.  This releases growth factors and induces an inflammatory reaction, which mimics the normal repair and healing reaction of the body.  Most injections are done directly onto the ligament-bone junction.  Thus ligaments are “peppered” with multiple injections.  This is very different from trigger point injections or steroid injections in both technique and physiology.

Prolotherapy offers a safe effective means of treating ligamentous weakness, dysfunction and pain in the chronic patient, which probably represents a significant portion of chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain.  It does require an in depth knowledge of anatomy and training in the use of proper solutions and needle placement.  It can safely be used to relieve dysfunction in any articular ligaments depending on their accessibility.

Treatment involves several injections into the effected area, and repeated until function is retrieved and pain is resolved. Prolotherapy has proven useful for treating a variety of injuries and conditions, including but not limited to:


  • Ankle Sprains

  • Arthritis

  • Back and Neck Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Chronic Tendonitis

  • Degenerated Discs

  • Foot Pain

  • Headaches

  • Knee Pain, Arthritis

  • Osgood Schlatter Disease

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Sports Injuries

  • Tennis Elbow

  • TMJ

  • Unresolved Whiplash

  • Wrist Pain