If you're experiencing chronic pain in a tendon that hasn't improved with other treatments, TENEX may be an option for you. This minimally invasive procedure can help remove scar tissue that may be contributing to your pain. The procedure involves a needle that is inserted through your skin and into your tendon, and the needle helps break up the scar tissue. This treatment is typically used for tendinopathy, which is a condition in which a tendon becomes weak or painful. TENEX is a good choice if you're looking for an alternative to surgery. It doesn't require a large incision, and you'll typically recover more quickly than you would with surgery.
If you have pain in your knee, shoulder, elbow, or foot, it might stop you from doing things you love. Treatment can help you go back to playing sports, gardening, or just walking around. TENEX might be a good option for you if you experience pain that gets worse when moving or pains that get worse in the morning and night. TENEX can help treat several types of tendon pain or joint pain, including patellar tendinopathy (jumper's knee), rotator cuff tendinopathy, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, and golfer's elbow.
Tendinopathy is a chronic condition that causes pain in your tendons, the strong, rope-like fibers that attach your muscles to your bones. When you injure your tendons or use them a lot over time, it can cause tiny tears, and the scarring from the repair process can cause pain and make it hard to move around. This can limit your ability to perform daily activities and participate in physical exercise. Fortunately, TENEX can help improve functionality, reduce pain, and improve mobility in patients with tendinopathy by removing scar tissue from the affected tendon. By alleviating pain and restoring your range of motion, you'll be able to get back to doing the things you love without experiencing pain or discomfort.
The TENEX procedure is a minimally invasive option that can help alleviate tendon pain by removing scar tissue from your tendons. To determine if you're a candidate for the procedure, a medical professional will evaluate your medical history, perform a physical exam, and use imaging to assess the extent of your condition. During the procedure, the doctor will use ultrasound to guide a needle to the affected tendon, where the needle will oscillate and remove only scar tissue. The broken-down scar tissue will then be removed through the same medical equipment. The procedure can be performed using only local anesthetic to numb the area being worked on, so you won't need to be put to sleep. In fact, the procedure can typically be done in our office, allowing for a convenient and efficient treatment option.
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