At Wake Sports Medicine, we often use a technique called prolotherapy, also known as “proliferation therapy” or “regenerative injection therapy,” to treat our patients suffering from injury, acute pain, or chronic pain. For our patients in Raleigh, NC, prolotherapy is a non-surgical, in-office treatment that uses your body’s immune response to repair injured or damaged musculoskeletal tissue.
What does prolotherapy work for? The wide range of conditions includes:
- Sports injuries
- Arthritis & osteoarthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Degenerative joint disease
How Does Prolotherapy Work?
For patients interested in prolotherapy in Raleigh, NC, this is a painless, in-office procedure that takes around 20-30 minutes. Concentrated dextrose, or sugar water, is injected directly into the site of pain, stimulating a mild, temporary inflammation. Sensing injury, the body floods the area with healing cells and promoting cellular growth in areas that often respond slowly to healing, such as ligaments and tendons.
Over the course of six to ten weeks, your body’s natural healing response leads to a reduction or even complete elimination of joint, ligament, or tendon pain.
To see if prolotherapy is right for you, schedule an appointment with Wake Sports Medicine.
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.