• Knee pain
  • Ankle pain

Maria Hopp, MD

  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Elbow pain

The importance of ligament laxity (looseness) is underestimated in modern medicine.  Ligaments provide the tension to hold joints in alignment.  They are not connected to muscle so they cannot be strengthened by exercise.  If ligaments are loose, overlying muscles have to provide stability to the joints.  The resulting increased load on tendons significantly increases the risk of tendonitis.  Lack of joint stability and alignment increases joint pain and arthritis risk.  Prolotherapy is the only method available to fix loose ligaments while Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can stimulate repair of chronic degenerative joints, ligaments and tendon injuries. 

Prolotherapy and PRP are non-surgical methods for the treatment of ligament and joint problems. Let me help you return to a pain free, active lifestyle.

AAFP, RMSK, AAOM

Conditions treated