Prolotherapy Injection Therapy The ICIM is now able to offer this wonderful therapy again by welcoming a licensed health care director to our integrative team. Greg Howard, DNP is now accepting new patients in our clinic. Please call today! Prolotherapy is another type of regenerative injection therapy that we offer at the Idaho Center for Integrative Medicine. It is great for use on injuries in or around a joint, as it is used to help tighten ligaments that may have become too loose from trauma or overuse. Not to be confused with Neural Prolotherapy (which is used for neuropathic pain), prolotherapy can be a great option in avoiding surgery by simply strengthening the tissue around a joint. When the joint itself is stabilized, the compensatory muscles can relax, and the cartilage of the joint takes on less wear and tear from aberrant movement patterns. Every joint in the body has ligaments around it to hold it in place, and many also have a joint capsule to provide more stability and to house the joint fluid necessary for keeping a joint healthy. Have a painful joint? Call our Boise office today and see how you can benefit from prolotherapy! What is Prolotherapy? What is Prolotherapy? Prolotherapy Injection Therapy is a procedure where we inject a small amount of sugar (dextrose) water into the injured tendon or ligament of a joint for pain management and to speed healing. It is a quick and easy procedure geared at getting you back on your feet quickly! By injecting this solution into the painful site, the body recognizes the need to send in repair cells to remodel and strengthen the surrounding tissue. This procedure has been around for many years and is quite safe. We don't use any steroids in our injections, as these are proven to weaken ligaments, which is the opposite of what we want to do. Some people experience slight swelling or stiffness at the injury site, but subsides very quickly in most patients. What can Prolotherapy help with? What can Prolotherapy help with? Conditions that have been found to respond well to this treatment are: Whiplash Joint sprains Degenerative disk disease Osteoarthritis Tennis elbow Sprains and other injuries of the same type Tendonitis And many more! ICIM Success Stories using Prolotherapy ICIM Success Stories using Prolotherapy Coming Soon Medical Research about Prolotherapy Medical Research about Prolotherapy The Evidence Based Treatment Additional Info about Prolotherapy at the ICIM Additional Info about Prolotherapy at the ICIM Some people experience slight swelling or stiffness at the injury site, but subsides very quickly in most patients. We want you to be comfortable in our office and your safety and healing are very important to us. Some people have a fear of needles and this is normal, but the benefits are well worth it. Feel free to contact our office with your questions or to schedule your appointment. At this time, insurance does not cover this procedure. We do recommend at least three treatments to see optimum results. Again, please contact us for more information.