Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, the thick cords that attach your muscles to bones. You have tendons all throughout the body. They play an important role in how the musculoskeletal system works together. When one of these tendons become inflamed, it can result in pain and tenderness on the outside of the joint. This discomfort can occur in any of the body’s tendons, but is most common around the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels.
Many people diagnosed with tendonitis turn to pain relievers - such as aspirin or ibuprofen or steroid injections for pain relief. An alternative and more popular option is Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), a type of growth factor therapy. PRFM works by taking a sample of the patient’s blood and separating out the platelets and other important components, such as the healing growth factors. This new solution is then injected into the area that is giving you trouble, working to restore and repair any damage to the tendons.
How Does it Work?
Stem cells are what the body uses to heal and repair itself. Unlike other cells, stem cells have the ability to divide and duplicate themselves and then develop into other types of cells. This means stem cells taken from bone marrow can help recruit cells into the tendon which can replace the dead or damaged cells that are the source of your discomfort. As with other painful conditions, the overall goal of tendonitis treatment is to give the patient relief from pain and reduce any inflammation. While many cases of tendonitis go away on their own with rest and ice, some more serious cases could benefit from stem cell therapy.
To learn more about how we use various techniques and forms of stem cell therapy to treat tendonitis, please contact Texas Partners Healthcare Group today. We have locations in Allen, Flower Mound, Frisco, Dallas, or McKinney and are here to answer any questions you may have. At Texas Partners Healthcare Group, we strive to offer our patients a wide range of alternative therapies that will address common concerns and ailments with the whole body in mind.