Prolotherapy / Sclerosant

What is it?

A series of injections into the ankle, knee or shoulder to improve ligament laxity

What conditions does it treat?

Stretched, sprained or lax ligaments

How does it work?

A mixture of dextrose in local anaesthetic is injected into each end of the affected ligament, close to its attachment to the bone. This eventually stimulates the body to make new fibres, which are laid down within the substance of ligaments, thickening and strengthening them.

How long does it take to work?

Improvements are generally gradual and noted over a period of weeks to months.

When can I return to work after the procedure?

Immediately as there is no need to rest after the injection.