A: Regenerative injections are not a band aide or a “quick fix” but rather a long-lasting and potentially permanent reparative process if the area is not overused or re-injured after the treatment series, and especially if the patient commits to a rehabilitative program. The healing process is gradual and progressive, initially subtle during the early phases but usually significant and dramatic by the completion of treatment. More endurance, less pain, and better function will continue to be noticed over time.
A: Typically, regenerative injections are performed by injecting various soft tissue structures including ligaments and ligamentous joint capsules throughout the body. Traditionally, regenerative injections are to be injected into structures based on gross anatomic landmarks (also known as “blind injections” meaning without any image guidance). However, with the use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) for guided injections, more regenerative injections are being performed under MSKUS although not always necessary.
A: They induce natural healing by stimulating the body’s innate ability to be well. These treatments skillfully use the body’s ability to create an inflammatory environment in specific regions, which causes a full-blown healing cascade ultimately leading to a stronger and more resilient structure.