Prolotherapy, or tendon and ligament injections, are a non-surgical option for treating chronic or severe pain in the tendons and ligaments throughout the body. National Pain Institute offers tendon and ligament injections for patients in Orlando, Port St. Lucie and other neighborhoods in Central and South Florida.
What are Tendon & Ligament Injections (Prolotherapy)?
At National Pain Institute, we use prolotherapy to treat a myriad of conditions pertaining to tendons and ligaments, including joint arthritis, bursitis, strains, tennis elbow, golf elbow and more. Small amounts of dextrose are carefully injected into the ligament or tendon causing pain. Depending on the patient, multiple injections may be required every few weeks.
What are the Benefits of Tendon & Ligament Injections?
Injections can help increase the rate of healing for injured tendons or ligaments. The treatment can also strengthen the injected area and provide pain relief.
Am I a Candidate for Tendon & Ligament Injections?
If you are experiencing chronic pain in your ligaments or tendons and have tried using over the counter pain relievers, steroids or cortisone injections without success, you may be a candidate for tendon and ligament injections.
What Should I Expect After Tendon & Ligament Injections?
After your tendon and ligament injections, there may be some pain at the injection site. Ice and heat may be used to relieve any discomfort. We recommend rest and avoiding strenuous activities for 2-3 days following your injections. Over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, should also be avoided for a week after treatment.
An X-ray allows pain management physicians to diagnose specific conditions of chronic pain that are not possible with other innovative tests and technologies. At National Pain Institute, our caring healthcare doctors offer X-rays for patients in Port St. Lucie, Orlando and the surrounding communities of Central and South Florida.