Mesotherapy is a simple French therapeutic technique that is widely used in Europe, although it is not well known in the US. It involves a local injection of medication into the mesoderm, as close to the site of injury as possible. It is used primarily for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxing effects.

In sports medicine, it can be of benefit to players with soft tissue injuries, who naturally aim to be able to return to play at the earliest opportunity. Sports trauma is often implicated in the treatment of soft tissue injuries. In most cases, the congestive and inflammatory reaction of these tissues before healing justifies taking pain-killing and anti-inflammatory medication.

When to use mesotherapy

Mesotherapy can be used for the following indications:

Post-traumatic articular or peri-articular inflammation, such as sequelae of a sprained ankle
Inflammation of a tendon and/or peritendonitis
Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis or extensor carpi ulnaris tendinopathy
Quadricipital tendinopathy
Muscle contraction: backache, torticollis or lumbago
Spinal pain: facet syndrome.

The injection technique is very simple. The needle penetrates at an angle of 60º up to the stop. On average, 6 to 10 injection points are used, introducing a mean of 0.1 cc mixture. If the zone to be treated is larger, more liquid is injected. After treatment, no cream or ice should be applied and no massage should be used. A dressing should be kept over the treated area for at least three hours.

Follow-up sessions can be given on the third and seventh day after the first treatment. Efficiency should then be evaluated.


There have been several studies investigating the effectiveness of Mesotherapy for different pain conditions. Studies have shown patients with pain from degenerative arthritis found Mesotherapy was an effective treatment option with no reported adverse reactions. Other studies have shown Mesotherapy to be beneficial for patients with chronic thoracic back pain as a result of either: arthritis, spinal stenosis, strain or sprain which had previousl not been adequately controlled with a combination of other treatments including NSAIDs, narcotics, muscle relaxants and physiotherapy. We currently are having fantastic results with clients that have arthritis, some have reduced their pain relief, others came off it all together. A major result is our patients are finding an increase in range of movement and decrease in stiffness.

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