Tenex Health TX for Tendon Injuries
Patients at Montvale Health & Wellness experiencing tendon pain can get relief from Tenex Health TX, an innovative procedure that works to fight pain at the source.
Ten million people in the United States suffer from tendon injuries yearly. A tendon is the thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. It can be injured by a repetitive action in a daily task like gardening, or by a more traumatic injury like a hard fall.
Tendon injuries, like tendinosis or tendonitis, cause chronic pain and make it difficult to perform simple daily activities. An injury can occur in almost any part of the body where a tendon connects a bone to a muscle.
Some common forms of tendon injuries include:
- Tennis Elbow: Can occur in tennis players as well as those with jobs that require repeated elbow motions like painters or butchers. When the tendons in the elbow are overworked, pain on the outside of the elbow is common.
- Golfer’s Elbow: Where those with tennis pain experience pain on the bony outside of the arm, patients with golfer’s elbow have pain where the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow.
- Jumper’s Knee: Also known as patellar tendonitis, this injury involves inflammation of the patellar tendon, the tissue that connects the kneecap and the tibia. It is an injury that is caused by overuse, whether from repeated jumping, landing, or changing direction.
- Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. When it is inflamed, an injury common in runners, stabbing pain all over the foot occurs upon first standing in the morning and can reoccur throughout the day.
How Tenex Health TX Works
Tenex Health TX (medically known as percutaneous tenotomy or fasciotomy) uses sophisticated ultrasound imaging to identify and remove damaged tendon tissue quickly and safely, without disturbing the surrounding healthy tendon tissue. This stimulates a healing response in the tendons.
Unlike traditional open surgery which needs general anesthesia, Tenex Health TX can be performed in about 20 minutes or less under a local anesthetic with the patient completely awake. When the procedure is complete, only a small adhesive bandage is needed. A patient is generally able to return to normal activity levels in about four to six weeks.
Whether you are an athlete or painter, were injured in a professional sporting game, or were just performing an everyday activity like shoveling your walk, the Tenex Health TX procedure can help you quickly recover from your injuries and return to the activities you need to perform pain-free.
If you experienced a tendon injury and believe you might be a good fit for Tenex Health TX, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
See Tenex in the News
- December 2, 2013 — Tenex Health TX featured on “The Doctors” (above)
- June 4, 2013 — Dr. Yoon on Laker Pau Gasol’s Tenex Health TX knee procedure
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