Chronic tendonitis, characterized by persistent pain, inflammation and reduced mobility in the affected tendon, can significantly impact your quality of life and hinder your ability to perform daily activities or participate in sports and recreational pursuits. While traditional treatments such as rest, physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications may provide temporary relief, they often fail to address the underlying cause of the condition. At Steven Struhl, MD – Stem Cell Therapy NYC, we offer innovative stem cell therapy as a non-surgical solution to help patients overcome chronic tendonitis and regain function and comfort in their affected tendons.

What Is Chronic Tendonitis?

Chronic tendonitis occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed or irritated due to repetitive stress, overuse or injury. Common sites for chronic tendonitis include the Achilles tendon, rotator cuff tendons, elbow (tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow) and patellar tendon (jumper’s knee). Despite conservative treatments, such as rest, physical therapy and corticosteroid injections, many patients continue to experience persistent pain and limited function, making it challenging to perform everyday activities or engage in physical exercise.

The Role of Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy offers a promising alternative for individuals with chronic tendonitis who have not responded to traditional treatments. Stem cells are unique cells found throughout the body that have the remarkable ability to differentiate into various cell types, including tendon cells (tenocytes), and promote tissue repair and regeneration. By harnessing the regenerative properties of stem cells, Dr. Steven Struhl can inject concentrated doses of stem cells directly into the affected tendon, stimulating the body’s natural healing process and promoting tissue repair.

How Stem Cell Therapy Works

During a stem cell therapy procedure, stem cells are harvested from the patient’s own bone marrow or adipose tissue (fat) through a minimally invasive procedure. The harvested stem cells are then processed and concentrated in a laboratory to create a potent stem cell solution. Once prepared, the stem cell solution is injected into the damaged tendon under ultrasound guidance to ensure precise placement and optimal results. The injected stem cells release growth factors and cytokines that stimulate tissue repair, reduce inflammation and promote the regeneration of healthy tendon tissue.

Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Tendonitis

Stem cell therapy offers several advantages for individuals with chronic tendonitis:

  • Non-Surgical: Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that does not require surgery, reducing the risks and complications associated with traditional surgical interventions.
  • Natural Healing: By using the body’s own stem cells, stem cell therapy promotes natural healing and tissue regeneration, leading to long-lasting results and improved function.
  • Targeted Treatment: Stem cell injections are delivered directly to the site of injury, allowing for precise targeting of the affected tendon and maximizing the therapeutic benefits.
  • Reduced Downtime: Unlike surgery, which often requires a prolonged recovery period, stem cell therapy typically involves minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to normal activities sooner.

Chronic tendonitis can be a debilitating condition that limits mobility, causes pain and diminishes quality of life. However, with the advent of stem cell therapy, there is new hope for individuals struggling with persistent tendon pain. At Steven Struhl, MD – Stem Cell Therapy NYC, we are committed to helping patients overcome chronic tendonitis and regain function and comfort in their affected tendons. If you are suffering from chronic tendonitis and seeking a non-surgical solution, contact us today at our office in NYC to schedule a consultation and learn more about how stem cell therapy can help you reclaim your active lifestyle.