Prolotherapy: an overview

Prolotherapy is an injection-based treatment technique used for chronic pain of various types, osteoarthritis and sport injury typically involving tendon or ligament sprain. It involves injections of a dextrose/procaine solution into the joint, tendon, ligament or painful tissue to promote regenerative of the injured tissue. The term ‘prolo’ related to ‘proliferation’ because the injected tissue tends to become stronger and thicker.