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.
Injections to Kick-Start Tissue Repair
The human body is held together by a network of connective tissues that are highly vulnerable to injury – through exercise, accidents and even the normal lifting, pulling and pushing of daily life.
Few of us, for example, get through life without spraining an ankle. And as many sadly know, once an ankle is badly sprained, it may be sprained again and again. That often happens as well with other body parts: shoulders, wrists, neck, back, jaw, feet, even fingers and toes, all of which are subject to arthritic changes after an injury.