By Alan L. Hammond, GolfersMD News, Mar 23, 2009
Major Champion and former Ryder Cup Captain, Tom Lehman struggled at the end of last season with a severe case of tendinitis, an overuse injury described as pain and swelling from microtears in the connective tissue in or around the tendon. Says Lehman, “Tried this and tried that and couldn’t get it fixed, and finally did this thing called prolotherapy, which worked” .
Past medical treatments for such injuries may have required surgery and a lengthy recovery. A relatively new treatment for this type of injury, prolotherapy, also called non-surgical ligament reconstruction, is non-invasive.
Patients respond to prolotherapy differently, much as with any form of medical treatment, but most only need a few treatments. “So I had a series of treatment in November, December and started practicing towards the end of December and getting ready for the season,” says Lehman.
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