Ligaments are the “rubber bands” within the structure of joints that hold the joints together.
Due to their limited blood supply, when injured, ligaments are often slow to heal. They also tend to heal incompletely. Worse yet, because ligaments contain large numbers of nerve endings, you are likely to experience more pronounced pain in an injured ligament.
At our office, specialized injections into the joint can be used to improve blood and thus supply nutrients to the damaged area. This promotes faster and more complete healing within the joint itself.