is a type of regenerative medicine technique that involves the gentle injection of specific fluids into joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles.
The efficacy of prolotherapy has been studied or reported in the setting of:
- tendonopathies such as lateral epicondylitis and Achilles tendonitis
- general musculoskeletal conditions
- pain in and around the region of the coccyx
- osteoarthritis of the hand
- sacroiliac disorders
- various types of neck pain
- temporomandibular joint disfunction
- cervicogenic headaches, chronic headaches
- foot problems
For further reading about Prolotherapy, see:
- Providing Medical Care to the Underserved in Honduras and Mexico, Robert A. Schulman, MD, et al.
- Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability, David Robago, MD, et al.
- Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2013: Prolotherapy: An Effective Adjunctive Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis
- Primary Care, March 2010: Prolotherapy in Primary Care Practice
- New York Times, Aug 7, 2007: Injections to Kick-Start Tissue Repair
- Reuters, Nov 6, 2007: Achilles Tendon Treatment Shows Promise
- Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation
- American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine