Prolotherapy Treatment Saves Professional Golfer’s Career

James Lee, professional golfer, turns to Prolotherapy before surgery ends career.

Online PR News – 23-July-2009 – – Like so many golfers, James Lee, experienced chronic wrist pain. However, for Lee, a member of the UCLA golf team, the acute pain threatened his ability to turn professional.

“The wrist pain started when I was a junior golfer... But, I chose to fight through it.” notes Lee.

Lee’s attempt to disregard the pain only made matters worse. In 2008, a test showed that a tear in the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex of his left wrist (TFCC) would not heal without surgery. Lee was told that the success rate of this procedure was less than 75 percent.

While researching alternative treatments, Lee learned about Prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is a simple, natural technique that stimulates the body to repair itself. A Prolotherapist injects a non-toxic substance into the body’s affected ligaments, tendons, or joints, which leads to local inflammation. According to studies, the localized inflammation triggers a wound healing cascade, resulting in the deposition of new collagen and cartilage to rejuvenate the body. Prolotherapy treatment is used from head to toe to eliminate pain in necks, backs, knees, shoulders, legs, feet, ankles and wrists.

To learn more about Prolotherapy, Lee was introduced to Dr. Marc Darrow, M.D., a leading Prolotherapist and Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA Medical School.

“Dr. Darrow treated me with Prolotherapy injections, which created collagen to repair the tear. There were no side-effects to these shots. With each injection the pain in my wrist slowly subsided,” Lee notes with a smile.

After treatment, further testing showed complete healing of the TFCC. “I feel fortunate that I was introduced to Prolotherapy before having a surgery that could have ended my golf career,” Lee stated.

Earlier this year, James Lee realized his dream and became a professional golfer.

In closing, Lee notes, “I have been playing golf six days per week, hitting thousands of golf balls. I’m pain free. My surgeon told me that he has never seen one of these injuries heal without surgery. I am grateful for Prolotherapy and Dr. Darrow.”

Dr. Marc Darrow is a Board Certified Physiatrist specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, where he trained, and teaches Prolotherapy to the doctors in their residency training. Dr. Marc Darrow, M.D. developed the Prolotherapy Institute to educate patients, their caregivers and the medical community about the benefits of Prolotherapy. The website features a blog managed by Dr. Darrow. To learn more, please go to