Tendinosis Treatment in Northeast PA

A Quicker Way to Relieve Your Tendon Injuries

Any issue that involves your joints could cause aggravation. It can limit your daily activities and prevent you from enjoying activities that you once loved. And when there’s an injury to your tendons, it can take months filled with pain to get back to your life.

If you are suffering from tendinosis, tendinitis, or any other tendon injury, you know that the situation may never get better. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to drugs and expensive physical therapy, then you’ve come to the right place! Northeast Knee & Joint Institute uses the latest regenerative medicine techniques to quickly heal your tendon injury and get you back to a pain-free life. With only a few treatments, you’ll be feeling better than ever before.

What is Tendinosis?

Tendinosis occurs when the tendons – those fibrous cords that attach the bone to the muscle –begin to break down due to small tears or the collagen fibers becoming tangled. The overuse of the tendons through a repetitive trauma or a past injury never healed adequately usually is the cause for tendinosis.

Tendinosis is sometimes confused with tendinitis – an inflammation of the tendons causing pain. Unlike tendonitis, there usually is no evidence of inflammatory cells. It is a more chronic condition, primarily if you continually use the joint.

Since the tendons become scarred and hardened, symptoms include:

  • Burning pain or swelling around the joint area
  • A loss of flexibility in the joint
  • The stiffness of the joint
  • Restrictive joint movement

The pain can persist for several months and can take just as long to heal. The damage to the tendon could sometimes become permanent.

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Treating Tendinosis With PRP Therapy

The typical traditional methods for tendinosis include physical therapy, cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory drugs, and cryotherapy (i.e., ice applications). Doctors also recommend at-home treatments such as stretching exercises and strengthening the muscles. In cases where the tendon ruptures because of overuse, you could be facing surgery.

But many of these treatments can lead to more problems down the line. Although drugs can reduce your pain for the short term, it is more likely you will see a relapse down the line. Plus, there are the dangers of constant use such as stomach issue and heart problems. Corticosteroid injections can impair the production of collagen, making the condition even worse.

But did you know there is another, healthier option with platelet-rich plasma therapy? By injecting the plasma that came straight from your blood, it can assist in repairing the cells and aid in speeding the healing process. With a combination of PRP therapy and physical therapy, you can quicken the healing process even more.

There are fewer risks when it comes to PRP therapy. Since the plasma is taken straight from your body, the risk of rejection or having a reaction to the medicine is low. There is no downtime, and you can see results after only a couple of treatments. It gives you relief from pain and stiffness without the use of dangerous drugs. And best of all, there’s no downtime involved! You’ll be able to get back to your life as soon as the treatment is over.

Get Relief from Tendinosis Now

At Northeast Knee & Joint Institute, we know the pain you’re experiencing. And that is why it is our mission to help those suffering from an injury to return to their lives. Don’t suffer from the tendinosis pain much longer. Contact our physician today for a no-obligation consultation today. Medicare and most major insurances are accepted.