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Prolotherapy: a modality to treat joint pain, while the body heals naturally

Prolotherapy is a recognized orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s natural healing processes to strengthen joints weakened by traumatic or over-use injury. Joints can become painful when ligaments or tendons are stretched, torn, or fragmented. Traditional approaches with surgery and anti-inflammatory drugs often fail to stabilize the joint and pain relief is often not permanent. Drugs and/or surgery can often be associated with unwanted side effects. Prolotherapy, with its unique ability to directly address the cause of the instability, can repair the weakened site(s) and produce new fibrous tissues, resulting in permanent stabilization of the joint.

How does it work?

A precise injection of a mild irritant solution directly on the site of the torn or stretched ligament or tendon creates a mild inflammatory response that stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to lay down new tissue on the weakened area, resulting in a tightening of the structure. Additional treatments repeat this process, allowing a gradual build-up of tissue to restore the original strength to the joint.

What conditions can it treat?

  • Dislocation, sprains/strains of the joints
  • Extremity pain: knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, ankle, wrist
  • Neck and back pain

The therapy affects only the area treated and does not cause any problems in other areas of the body.

For more information on prolotherapy, or if you are interested in booking an appointment, please contact Garibaldi Health Clinic @ 604.898.1999 or

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Ashely Gordon

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