Tendons are the thick, fibrous bands of tissue that attach your muscles to bones. When they become irritated and inflamed, the condition is called tendinitis. It often occurs around the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles. Dr. Roy Nini and his team at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles provide custom treatment plans for patients who suffer from tendinitis.
Many specific conditions of tendinitis have names that refer to certain pursuits that can cause the condition, such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, swimmer’s shoulder and jumper’s knee. All these conditions involve repetitive motions that cause irritation to a specific tendon. The tendon becomes inflamed and painful, restricting movement. There can also be swelling or inflammation of the affected tendon.
Effective Treatment for Jumper's Knee, Golfer's Elbow and Other Forms of Tendinitis
Dr. Nini successfully uses regenerative medicine therapies to treat various forms of tendinitis. These treatments, especially PRP and stem cell therapy, inject growth factors and natural healing elements from your own body directly into the point of trouble. This can boost healing and reduce inflammation that causes pain.
The growth factors also help strengthen the tendon tissue to make it more resilient, helping prevent reoccurrences of tendinitis. Other therapies Dr. Nini may include in your custom treatment plan can be:
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Trigger point injections
- RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
For effective treatment of golfer’s elbow, swimmer’s shoulder, tennis elbow or other forms of tendinitis, contact us today and schedule an exam and consultation at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles.