Treatment of Sports Injuries with Glucopuncture
Received Date: January 19, 2021; Published Date: February 08, 2021
Glucopuncture is an injection-based therapy for the management of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. It consists of multiple local injections with glucose or dextrose in low concentrations. The goal is to support tissue repair and to modulate referred pain. These injections of G5W (Glucose 5% in Water) or D5W (Dextrose 5% in Water) seem to have a favorable effect on the physiological repair mechanisms of damaged or inflamed tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and peripheral nerves. Patients seem to recover much quicker, and their pain subsides sooner as well, especially with repeated G5W sessions.