Prolotherapy injections are used for more mild or acute injuries. This is a Dextrose and Lidocaine mixture used as an irritant to stimulate mild inflammation which causes the body to think the area is injured. This response “tricks” the body and makes the natural healing process begin. The injection encourages the growth of new ligament or tendon fibers that will strengthen the damaged or weakened structure. This can help stimulate and repair injured and painful joints, ligaments, and tendons.