Injection therapy

Injection therapy, also called prolotherapy, is a treatment approach where substances are injected to promote healing. Prolotherapy is most useful for chronic injuries that have not responded to other treatments. 


Prolotherapy can be divided into treatments that stimulate the body to produce its own tissue healing cells such as glucose and sodium morrhuate, or treatments where those healing cells are injected into the tissue such as Platelet Rich Plasma.

At Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic we use isotonic glucose mixed with a local anaesthetic to help stimulate tissue healing and reduce pain. Glucose is a safe, inexpensive treatment option with very few side effects, and is well supported by clinical trials as being effective.


We focus on using prolotherapy on the following conditions:


  • Chronic achilles tendinitis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Chronic ankle sprains

  • Bursitis

The podiatrists at Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic are trained in injection therapy for musculoskeletal conditions.

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Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic

460 Brunswick St, Fitzroy North, 3068

Ph: (03) 9485 8000

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