Orthopedic Treatment

Prolotherapy – Raleigh & Cary NC

Prolotherapy, also known as “regenerative injection therapy”, involves injecting a solution into the region of tendons or ligaments for the purpose of strengthening weakened connective tissue and alleviating pain. This usually involves a mixture of local anesthetic and dextrose (a sugar compound). This is thought to cause the body to react to the irritant by causing scarring, and tightening otherwise loose tissues. There is mixed evidence for this procedure, however there are few side effects and many patients who have failed other tendonitis treatments do seem to benefit from regenerative injection therapy.