Tendon pain can result from an acute injury or from a repetitive stress injury. Many people develop tendon pain, and in 80% of patients the pain will resolve with rest, ice, and physical therapy.
In 20% of cases tendon pain does not go away, and the normal tendon tissue is replaced with damaged degenerative tissue.
Minimally invasive treatments are now available to promote healing without surgery. If you have been suffering from tendonitis for more than three months call our office to schedule a consultation.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a minimally-invasive non-surgical treatment that that promotes healing without surgery. The body’s natural reaction to an injury is to send platelets from the blood to the damaged tissues to initiate healing. Using ultrasound guidance, PRP is injected directly into injured tissue to stimulating the body’s own healing response.
Tenotomy and fasciotomy procedures historically have been considered the definitive treatment in chronic cases of tendinopathy. These procedures remove damaged and diseased tissue, allowing the body to heal completely. Tenex allows physicians to perform a tenotomy or fasciotomy without conventional surgery, which minimizes pain and reduces recovery time.
Ultrasound can be used to evaluate tendon pain. In some cases, ultrasound may be more sensitive than MRI in diagnosing partial tendon tears.
If you have suffered from tendonitis for more than three months and are interested in discussing minimally invasive treatment, please call our office 781-591-7855 to schedule a consultation.