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Regenerative injection therapy (RIT) is a treatment for chronic pain caused by unhealed injuries around:
Cartilage
Joints
Ligaments
Muscles
Tendons
Benefits of RIT
When you injure tissue, it sends a signal to the body to begin the healing process.

During this process, your body removes damaged tissue and replaces it with new, healthy tissue, creating an inflammatory state that can be painful.

Anti-inflammatories or steroids treat the pain of inflammation, but can suppress the healing process.

RIT, however, seeks to replicate the normal, tissue-healing process by injecting a substance into the tissue that stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal.

Common Conditions Treated by RIT
RIT is useful in treating repetitive stress injuries that never have sufficient time to heal properly, and other injuries that do not heal completely. It also helps repair certain conditions that are commonly treated by surgery.

Injuries and conditions commonly treated by RIT procedures include:

Achilles tendonitis
ACL injuries
Biceps tendinosis
Golfer’s elbow
Iliotibial band syndrome
Ligament injuries
Osteoarthritis
Rotator cuff injuries
Sports injuries
Tennis elbow
Types of RIT
The doctors at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offer two types of RIT: prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma.

Prolotherapy works by injecting a highly concentrated glucose solution at the tendon and ligament attachment site. The resulting inflammation will naturally stimulate the body to begin the healing process.

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is a ground breaking non-operative treatment option that relieves pain by naturally promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. The acronym PRP has most recently been featured in the news with the rising popularity of the treatment among professional athletes, recreational athletes, and highly functional individuals. Many have attributed PRP injections, particularly for athletic injuries, with enabling them to return back to regular activities and competition with minimal to no pain at all. This rapidly emerging technique shows very promising potential for many conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and ligament sprains and tears.

PRP therapy presents patients with a long lasting, permanent solution through the body's natural healing process. PRP is not something that wears off over time as with a traditional pain injection.
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Brenda JonesHi Dr. Yaron Lohr, Happy new year to you and thanks for sharing this, I've tried few of these remedies but I still get the odd bad days with the pain, due to loosing disc's height. Never know milk could help tho, hot cup of milk for me tonight it's :-)3 weeks ago   ·  2

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