Prolotherapy is also known as "proliferation therapy," "regenerative injection
therapy," or "proliferative injection therapy".
It works by injecting an irritant solution into the body, generally in the region of tendons or ligaments for the purpose of strengthening weakened connective tissue and alleviating musculoskeletal
pain. The injection is administered into a joint space, weakened
ligaments or tendon where they connect to bone.
Prolotherapy stimulates the growth of cells and tissue that stabilize and strengthen weakened joints, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. The injected solution intentionally causes controlled irritation in the injected tissue. This irritation is an inflammatory response, which increases the blood supply and thereby stimulates the tissue to heal and regrow new tissue.
In other words, this method works because when you
irritate the tendons and ligaments, the body will
muster its resources to combat the irritants and thus
bring its own healing powers to the area in need of
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