Most active people have sustained some sort of ligament or tendon injury, and many still suffer from their injuries' chronic pain. Physical therapy and prescribed exercises often don't completely heal the body, and surgery can be too invasive and expensive to be an attractive option. To the rescue is prolotherapy. This alternative medical treatment involves a series of injections designed to produce inflammation in the injured tissue. The inflammation stimulates the production of growth factors and thereby promotes healing. In controlled studies, most patients experienced a significant improvement in their level of pain and ability to move the painful joint. Here is a link to a directory of prolotherapy practitioners: www.getprolo.com. Hope you heal!