Tendonitis is inflammation of the thick fibrous cords that connect muscles to bones. These cords are called tendons. This condition causes pain and tenderness just outside the joint.
Tendonitis can occur in any tendon. However, it is most common around the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels.
Most tendonitis can be treated with rest, physical therapy, and pain-relieving medications. Long-term tendonitis can lead to tendon rupture. A torn tendon may require surgery.
Tendonitis can be caused due to sudden injury. But it’s much more likely caused by repeating the same movements over time. Most people develop tendonitis because their work or hobbies involve repetitive movements. It puts strain on the tendon.
Correct movement is especially important when you have to repeat the same movement in sports or work. Wrong movements can strain tendons and cause tendonitis.
Symptoms of tendonitis usually appear where the tendon attaches to the bone. Symptoms often include :
- Mild swelling
Certain medical conditions like diabetes can increase the risk of tendonitis. Medicines that may increase the risk are :
- antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones
- corticosteroids such as cortisone
- aromatase inhibitors which lessen the risk of breast cancer
The fibrous cords known as tendons attach muscles to bone. Tendonitis is a disease when there is irritation or inflammation of the tendons as a result of trauma or stress. The tendons around large joints, such as the elbow, shoulder, knees, or ankles, are those that are most vulnerable to tendonitis. Injections of regenerative medicine can promote healing and provide tendonitis pain alleviation.
PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP) INJECTIONS FOR TENDONITIS
PRP injections are a great option for treating painful tendonitis. The patient’s blood is extracted for a sample, which is subsequently centrifuged to remove the platelet-rich plasma. Platelets and growth factors are concentrated in the resultant plasma, which may then be injected directly into the damaged tendon.
PRP injections for tendonitis promote tissue repair for torn and damaged tendons. Jumper or runner’s knee, rotator cuff injuries, tennis or golf elbow, and ankle tendonitis are common tendonitis diseases that benefit from PRP injections. There is no downtime necessary for the treatment, which may be completed in a quick office visit, although you might need to refrain from heavy activities in the treated region. In two to six weeks following therapy, patients should expect to feel better overall, experience pain relief and improvement of other symptoms.
STEM CELL INJECTIONS FOR TENDONITIS
Stem cell injections may be indicated to promote quicker healing for more severe tendonitis. Inflammation can be reduced and damaged cells inside the tendon strands can be repaired thanks to the unique properties of stem cells. From the patient’s bone marrow, stem cells can be extracted. The doctors take a little amount of bone marrow and filter out the stem cells. The injured tendon of the patient is injected with concentrated stem cells.
Tendonitis of the knee, shoulder, wrist, elbow, or ankle may be helped by stem cell injections, but the results take time to manifest. The tendon may take several weeks to recover, but this can help those with persistent tendonitis who haven’t responded to conventional therapies.
Visit Specialty Care Clinics for proper diagnosis and treatment of tendonitis.