Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT), aka Prolotherapy, is the injection of natural substances directly into damaged musculoskeletal tissues in order to trigger the production of growth factors. This launches a controlled inflammation that stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to lay down new, strong collagen fibers and cells.
The previously damaged tissue goes through the same healing cascade as when first injured and is given a second chance to heal. Studies have been performed showing microscopic views of tendons before and after RIT and show that RIT does in fact normalize tissue. RIT is extremely safe, relatively inexpensive, and compared to chronic pain is relatively painless. Treatments are given at three to six week intervals and depending on the severity of the condition, usually two to six treatments are required to achieve the desired result.