Tendonitis Specialist

Enhance Center

Ayman Tarabishy, MD

Interventional Pain Management located in Livonia, MI

At least 70,000 people miss work each year because of tendonitis, and many more can’t participate in their favourite sports activities because of tendonitis, but Ayman Tarabishy, MD, offers innovative treatments that can reduce your pain and discomfort. At Enhance Center in Livonia, Michigan, Dr. Tarabishy specializes in interventional therapies that treat your pain at the source. If you’ve been struggling with acute or chronic tendonitis, call Enhance Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Tendonitis

What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis, or tendinitis, is a painful problem affecting in your tendon.

Your tendons are the tough, fibrous bands of tissue connecting your muscles to your bones. When you have tendonitis, your tendon grows irritated or inflamed and thickens near the affected joint, causing pain.

The symptoms of tendonitis appear where your tendon attaches to the bone or along the tendon. The signs of tendonitis include:

  • Redness, swelling, or heat
  • Creaking or grinding during movement
  • Pain that increases with activity

When you have tendonitis, your symptoms can last a few days or weeks and months.

What causes tendonitis?

In most cases, tendonitis is due to overuse or repetitive motion, but you can also develop tendonitis because of an injury. This condition can affect tendons anywhere in your body, but it usually appears in your knees, heels, elbows, wrists, and shoulders.

Common tendonitis conditions include:

  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Swimmer’s or pitcher’s shoulder
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis

Several factors can increase your likelihood of having tendonitis, especially participating in certain sports, having a job with repetitive or awkward movements, and growing older.

How is tendonitis diagnosed and treated?

To reach a tendonitis diagnosis, Dr. Tarabishy performs a comprehensive physical exam, discusses your symptoms, and reviews your personal and medical history. He always looks for reversible causes so he can treat them immediately and avoid long-term damage.

Depending on the cause of your tendonitis in your symptoms, Dr. Tarabishy might recommend a variety of therapies, including:

  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy: regenerative medicine technique that uses vital growth factors found in your blood to accelerate the healing process
  • Prolotherapy: method where Dr. Tarabishy injects a natural irritant into your tendon to trigger the healing process
  • Tendon fenestration: process where Dr. Tarabishy uses an ultrasound-guided needle, similar to acupuncture, to prompt your tendon to heal
  • Percutaneous tenotomy, like TenJet® and Tenex Health®: procedures in which Dr. Tarabishy removes diseased tendon while preserving healthy tissue

Each of these procedures focuses on eliminating dead cells are scar tissue in the area to encourage proper healing and recovery.

For more information on tendonitis diagnosis and treatments, call Enhance Center or schedule an appointment online today.