What is tendon pain?
Tendons are thick cords that join your muscles to your bones. Tendon pain, or Tendinitis, occurs when the tendons become inflamed or irritated causing acute pain and tenderness just outside of a joint. This can make it difficult for you to move the affected joint.
Tendinitis can occur in any of your tendons; however, it is most common around your elbows, shoulders, wrists, knees, and ankles.
What are the symptoms of tendon pain?
Pain at or surrounding a joint can be the most common symptom of tendinitis. This pain is often around a shoulder, wrist, elbow, achilles or ankle. If you are feeling an ache or mild swelling surrounding a joint in any of the previously stated areas, tendinitis may be the source that requires treatment.
What causes tendon pain?
The most common cause of tendon pain, or tendinitis, is repetitive movement. Tendons help your body to perform a certain movement and doing so over and over can lead to these tendons weakening. Other factors may increase your risk of developing tendinitis.
Your risk for tendinitis may increase due to any of the following:
How is tendon pain diagnosed and treated?
Dr. Lloydine Jacobs will complete a thorough exam to review your history, symptoms, and a physical examination to locate the exact source of your pain. Dr. Lloydine Jacobs will look for tenderness, muscles weakness, swelling or limited motion in the injured tendon, in addition to reviewing any previous joint injuries to develop the proper treatment plan.
The sooner your tendinitis is treated, the better your recovery will be. When treated early, tendinitis can resolve quickly with treatment being preventative as opposed to other invasive procedures.
Common tendon pain treatments include:
Dr. Lloydine Jacobs may suggest the use of TenJet technology to treat your tendonitis. TenJet is a non-surgical intervention designed to target and treat the source or your chronic tendon pain. This advanced technology utilizes a needle-like device to deliver a controlled, supersonic stream of water that removes diseased tendon while sparing healthy tissue.
Performed under local anesthetic in approximately 15 minutes, the TenJet procedure treats the source of your tendon pain allowing you to quickly return to daily activities.
If you are suffering from tendon pain, Dr. Lloydine Jacobs can provide exceptional preventative and minimally invasive treatment. Call Next Gen Orthopedics to see your treatment options today!
TenJet is a device designed to target and treat the source of your chronic tendon pain. The needle-like device utilizes a controlled, high pressure stream of sterile saline to act as a cutting blade and selectively remove diseased tendon while sparing healthy tissue. The device can be used in minimally invasive procedures, performed under a local anesthetic, in approximately fifteen-minutes, to treat the source of your chronic tendon pain.