Tendinitis (sometimes spelled tendonitis) is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. It is most often caused by repetitive impact or sudden injury to the affected area. Common household activities may contribute to the development of tendinitis—cleaning, gardening, shoveling, raking and painting—as well as participation in such sports as tennis, golf, skiing and baseball. Other risk factors for tendinitis include poor posturing, insufficient conditioning before exercise, abnormal bone or joint placement, unusual medication reactions and even infections.
A few of the conditions associated with chronic tendinitis include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendon
- Patellar tendon
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- Rotator cuff
Because all of the areas listed above lack an abundant amount of blood flow to facilitate healing, injuries to these spots can take months or even years to fully heal, and re-injury is very common.
SIR is a leader in administering revolutionary regenerative therapies to treat these conditions, several of which are referred to as stem cell therapies because they use human cells for the repair, regeneration or replacement of cells needed by the body. SIR also delivers traditional therapies for these conditions, when appropriate. After a thorough evaluation of the patient’s condition and degree of progression of the condition, Dr. Grubbs will consult with the patient regarding the best options for treatment, which could include autologous and amniotic stem cell therapies, platelet rich plasma, A2M protein, Synvisc or anesthetic/steroid injections.