Ligaments are the structural “rubber bands” that hold bones to bones within the joint. When ligaments become weak or injured they may not heal to their original strength. This is largely because the blood supply to ligaments is limited and therefore, healing is slow and not always complete. Ligaments are highly rich in nerves and can be a source of pain that can often be helped with a technique called neural prolotherapy.
Tendons are the tissue that connect muscles to bones and in the same manner, may also become injured and cause pain.
Prolotherapy increases circulation to the affected area and thus regenerative growth factors are delivered to the injury as wastes are removed. Prolotherapy has also been shown to regenerate cartilage and meniscus.
Conditions Treated with Prolotherapy
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic tendonitis
- Degenerated discs
- Herniated discs
- Neck Pain
- Partially torn tendons, ligaments, and cartilage
- Sciatic Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Trigger / Tendon Points
- Unresolved whiplash injuries