Damage to tendons can cause inflammation (tendonitis) and chronic pain, limiting mobility and affecting your quality of life. Rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendon damage and other forms of chronic tendonitis may respond favorably to stem cell therapy. Dr. Steven Struhl at Regenerative Orthopaedics offers stem cell therapy for chronic tendonitis pain at our clinics in NYC and White Plains.
Tendonitis can be caused by trauma or repetitive use that damages tendons. The result is inflammation that can cause pain and restrict mobility. The rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder are a common place for chronic tendonitis pain. Knees, elbows and other joints can also experience chronic tendonitis pain. Stimulating tendon healing helps reduce inflammation and pain, which can be accomplished with stem cell therapy.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Relieve Tendon Pain?
Stem cells can be harvested from bone marrow in patients with chronic tendonitis, then concentrated and injected near the damaged tendons. Stem cells aid in healing damaged tissue, including tendons, resulting in less inflammation and pain. The procedure is non-invasive and is usually completed in a short office visit. At Regenerative Orthopaedics, we can perform the harvesting of stem cells, filtering through a centrifuge and the stem cell injection all in one visit.
After a stem cell injection for chronic tendonitis, it can take several weeks to experience results. Stem cell therapy is not like pain medication or a steroid, as it takes time for the healing to occur and offer pain relief. However, the effects can be long-lasting, and many patients are able to delay or avoid surgery with stem cell therapy for chronic tendonitis pain.
If you suffer from chronic tendonitis, stem cell therapy may be an option to give you relief. To learn more about regenerative medicine for chronic pain, contact us at Regenerative Orthopaedics in NYC or White Plains to schedule an appointment.