I have had chronic pain in my elbow for the last 18 months. At first, it also included numbness in my little finger, half or my ring finger and the side of my palm. This is on my right side. I went to a hand surgeon because I was concerned about the constant numbess in my hand...who wouldn't be. He advised not abusing it...babying it even and cortisone shots. (I have had three to date...eeek!!) He thought I might need surgery eventuall--I was diagnosed with ulnar nerve compression. All during this time, my chiropractor has advised against cortisone and did what he could to adjust me. He suggested icing it, too. Finally, he told me of an Osteopath who was "into" pain management. He told me about prolotherapy. Modern prolotherapy bgean in the 1930's and was apparently quite common in the 50s-60s. Until the incresing number of orthopedic surgeons began doing more surgery for pain issues. So, being the good little conspiracy theorist, majoring in ID, I began an internet search . http://www.prolotherapy.com/prolodefine.htm Even C. Everett Koop is on the prolotherapy bandwagon: http://www.wheatons.com/Prolotherapy_Endorsement_by_DrKoop.htm http://www.prolonews.com/ http://www.drmagaziner.com/webproloarticle.htm http://www.correctivecare.com/pro.html http://www.prolotherapymd.com/ webMD.com search for prolotherapy Has anyone tried this treatment? Anyone ever hear of this treatment?