At TPC, our team of physicians specialize in Prolotherapy to manage chronic joint pain and other chronic pain conditions. Prolotherapy is a non-surgical ligament and tendon reconstruction and regenerative joint injection. It is shown to be effective in reducing pain by strengthening ligaments and supporting joints.
The cause of chronic pain
Prolotherapy is based on the idea that chronic pain is often caused by loose ligaments or tendons – strengthening these loose ligaments or tendons (connective tissue) will reduce pain. This is done by injecting an irritant into the space between the joint, stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms by creating an inflammatory response, encouraging growth of new ligament or tendons fibers. Repeating this process can be helpful in restoring the connective tissues in the joints.
Areas/Conditions Treated by Prolotherapy Include but Are Not Limited To:
- Joint Pain
- Back, Knee, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Sports Related Injury
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Other Musculoskeletal Pain or Injury
- …and more! Not sure if your chronic pain condition can be treated with Prolotherapy? Ask us!
*Prolotherapy is not currently covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).