Tendon & Ligament Injury Treatment

Tendon & Ligament Injury Treatment

There are new treatments offering a solution for TENDON AND LIGAMENT INJURIES without surgery.

Tendon and ligament injury may occur as a result of trauma or injury. However the primary issue in most tendon and ligament issues is a breakdown of normal tissue. This begins as a nuisance and leads to chronic pain.

  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Patella tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis

Initially doctors prescribe rest, bracing, non-steroidal medications, and steroid injections. However, these treatments often do not  work and the patient is left in pain, and unable to enjoy activities.

In many cases when the patient fails to improve with medications, splinting, and rest, surgery is recommended. However this is often not successful.

Cell therapy treatments like PRP or amniotic injections use a different approach, using your own cells to try to heal the injured tissue.  Studies have shown success and we have seen the same in our practice.

You don’t have to live with tendon or ligament pain any longer.

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What are Tendon & Ligament Injuries?

Tendons and ligaments can become injured in a variety of ways, but the most common problem is a slow degradation of the tissue, that happens for unknown reasons. For TENNIS ELBOW and patellar and Achilles Tendonitis the problem typically begins with local inflammation, but leads to a breakdown of the tissue at the insertion of the tendon. The onset may be related to repetitive activities and stress, and is more common in individuals over 30. PRP and amniotic products may quickly relieve this pain.

Plantar fasciitis is a chronic inflammatory problem in the ligament structures which make up the band of tissue responsible for holding foot bones in position. Pain is often felt on the bottom of the foot and is much worse after inactivity. This type of pain can be terrible in the mornings, easing some with walking, and can last for years. There is a higher incidence plantar fasciitis with high arches, flat feet and with obesity or gait problems. Most often patients are taught to “stretch the heel cord” and to use sole inserts, but the pain often lasts indefinitely. Amniotic products can be a remarkable solution for the problem.

He has an excellent understanding of what causes the pain and has provided me with the proper medications to keep my pain to a manageable level.
—Benny J.

Effective Treatment Options

Tendon and ligament injuries can cause daily pain that limits activity and keeps you from doing the things you love. Traditional approaches, including surgery, often do not work.

Newer, cellular therapy treatments have proven very effective for these issues. PRP and Amniotic products, injected into the area after a local anesthetic is a simple, relatively painless procedure that can be very effective.  This treatment can resolve the problems causing pain and can be a very affordable solution to a long term problem. It can help you avoid surgery and return to the active lifestyle you once had.  Recent FDA rulings may make it more difficult to use amniotic products, and we will work within the framework of these regulations to guide you to your best option.

To learn more about which treatment is best for you, schedule a consultation online or by calling Southcoast Medical today.