Tendonitis is a common overuse injury seen in many active patients that can be challenging to treat. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® offers PRP injection therapy for patients in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth communities who are suffering from tendonitis .
What is Tendonitis?
Tendons are tough flexible bands of fibrous tissue that connect muscles to bones. Tendons can be small, like in the hand, or large like the Achilles tendon in the heel. Tendonitis is most often due to overuse that causes the tendon to become inflamed and irritated. With tendonitis, movement can become extremely painful. Tendon problems are most common in patient’s ages 40-60 years old.
There are hundreds of tendons throughout the body, but only a handful of tendons develop tendonitis. These tendons are located in areas of the body where there is a poor blood supply. When there is a poor blood supply, the tendon has a hard time absorbing the oxygen and nutrients necessary for healing.
What is Platelet Injection for Tendonitis?
Platelet injection for tendonitis combines technology with the body’s natural abilities to heal itself. Red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets combined form blood. When activated, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. Growth factors occur naturally and are capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, healing and cellular differentiation. When these growth factors are injected into the injured tendon, they help jump-start the body’s natural healing response.