Common Tendonitis Issues
Tendonitis (also spelled as “tendinitis”) is the inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are cords that attach muscle to bone and are found on the body’s joints: knees, wrists, shoulders, elbows, and so on. Tendonitis may be confused with bursitis, an inflammation of sacs that reduce friction in the joints, due to the fact these conditions are closely related.
Though rest is the best treatment for tendonitis, not everyone has the ability to take time off and rest the inflamed tendon. Should that be your situation, consider regenerative medical treatments.
At Memphis Regenerative Healthcare, we specialize in regenerative medical solutions that can help accelerate your body’s healing process.
Causes of Tendonitis
The most common cause of tendonitis is overuse from doing the same action repeatedly that involves the afflicted tendon. Activities that may cause tendonitis include:
- Cleaning up
- Raking and shoveling
- Remodeling the house
- Poor posture
- Weight lifting
There are also many types of tendonitis, such as:
- Jumper’s knee
- Pitcher’s elbow
- Quarterback shoulder
- Swimmer’s shoulder
- Tennis elbow
How We Treat Tendonitis
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medical treatment that can speed up the body’s natural healing process.
PRP therapy is derived from a patient’s blood sample. That sample is separated into different components in a centrifuge, from which we extract plasma. Plasma is a component of blood that contains platelets, which stop bleeding by clotting.
The content of a PRP injection contains a higher concentration of platelets compared to what’s found in the typical blood sample. When injected into the afflicted tendon, those extra platelets found in PRP injections helps accelerate the healing process.
Since the injection’s content comes from the patient’s body, the risk of their body rejecting it or having an allergic reaction is incredibly low. In fact, the risks of PRP therapy are the same risks found in any injection-based treatment:
- Nerve damage
- Nerve injury
- Tissue damage
- Pain and/or swelling at the injection site
Patient Treatment Process
During your first consultation, one of our healthcare specialists will discuss your pain, medical history, and/or other key factors in order to determine if PRP therapy is the right option for you.
From there, we’ll schedule an appointment to begin treatment. Since PRP is minimally invasive with a low chance of any complications, most of our patients are able to leave the office after treatment.
Depending on the severity and intensity of tendonitis, follow-up appointments and multiple rounds of PRP therapy may be necessary.
Schedule an Appointment
Don’t let tendonitis get you down. Relieve the pain with our regenerative medical treatments by calling Memphis Regenerative Healthcare today.