When treating traumatic sports injuries, glucopuncture (GP) is a new treatment modality with an interesting benefits risk ratio. GP is defined as the clinical application of multiple glucose 5% injections into soft tissues to modulate pain and to support tissue repair.
Unfortunately, no large randomized clinical trials have confirmed its effectiveness so far.
This article describes a clinical case of traumatic periostitis treated with GP.
It invites the medical community for further basic-science and clinical studies to clarify the potential benefits of local glucose 5% injections for traumatic periostitis in professional athletes.