By Dr. Gayle Maguire N.D.
Prolotherapy is an exciting treatment for loose tendons and ligaments, helping to tighten and heal old injuries that never healed well or keep getting re-injured. If your doctor is discussing surgery or cortisone injections, prolotherapy should be considered.
It is considered a regenerative injection technique, developed in the 1930’s, and is getting lots of positive attention for its results and safety. A mild solution of salt and sugar water are injected into problem areas with typically a 24 hour downtime. Discomfort is usually minimal and results can be seen in as little as 1 treatment, though it can take several.
For more information about this treatment option please talk to an AST practitioner on your next visit.