Regenerative Joint Injection Therapies
We offer several types of regenerative joint injection therapies including prolotherapy, PRP joint injections, and trigger point injections.
Prolotherapy injections are a type of regenerative joint injection therapy. This means, the injections stimulate healing and rebuilding in a damaged joint. It involves a solution of dextrose (a sugar), an anesthetic, and other compounds such as growth factors and B12 which are injected into the area of concern. This creates an inflammatory cascade that then causes the tissue in the area to repair, including ligaments and tendons. This regenerative joint injection treatment can be used for many types of musculoskeletal conditions as well as improve pain, stiffness, and function in the joints.
Prolotherapy can be used to treat:
Arthritis in the knees, ankles, hip, shoulders, elbows, hands
Sciatica/sciatic nerve pain
Rotator cuff injuries
Injuries to the joint or ligaments
PRP injections are regenerative joint injection therapy for more advanced injuries or joint degeneration. This therapy harnesses growth factors and stem cells from your own blood, and they are injected directly into the joint. Here, they stimulate the repair of damaged tissues. PRP injections can help your body regenerate damaged tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. For many people, PRP injections help them regain their range of motion, restore strength and functionality of the joint, and can prevent some people from needing surgery and pain medications
PRP Joint injections can be used for:
Partially torn ligaments
Chronic knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, or back pain
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections are small injections of a dextrose solution into areas of muscle pain. They are effective for relaxing contracted muscles and areas of myofascial adhesions, sometimes referred to as ‘knots’ in numerous places in the body. The injection provides a direct infusion of energy into the muscle and nerve bundle, which allows the area to relax.
Trigger Joint injections can be used for:
Regenerative Joint Injections Therapies are often used in combination for best results.
What to Expect
Initial Visit for Joint Injections
Your initial visit will begin with a comprehensive evaluation of your area of pain. You and the Naturopathic Doctor will talk about your symptoms and he or she will perform a physical exam. The goal of the initial assessment is to determine both the underlying cause and the severity of your joint or muscle concern. Next, the doctor will order any labs or imaging if necessary. From there the doctor will decide what the best course of treatment is for your concern.