What is Chronic Tendinosis?

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When it comes to shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, and more, often times the path to recovery is slowed by chronic tendinosis. Chronic tendinosis is a degenerative condition affecting tendons. This happens when there is a breakdown of the natural collagen fibers that causes pain, swelling, and impaired function. 

Not to be confused with tendinitis, which involves inflammation, tendinosis is marked by the absence of inflammatory cells and the presence of chronic degeneration.

What Causes Chronic Tendinosis?

Chronic tendinosis is usually caused by repetitive strain or overuse, making it common among athletes and individuals with repetitive occupational activities.

So, those who play golf, tennis, pickleball, and other sports where repetitive movements are a part of the game may experience symptoms.

Common Symptoms of Chronic Tendinosis

  • Persistent, localized tendon pain
  • Stiffness and reduced range of motion
  • Swelling around the affected tendon
  • Weakness in the affected limb or area

Most Common Pain Sites

  • Achilles tendon
  • Patellar tendon (knee)
  • Rotator cuff (shoulder)
  • Lateral epicondyle (elbow, often called “tennis elbow”)

Best Treatment for Chronic Tendinosis

Radial Pressure Wave is Sonic Energy Technology. Radial Pressure Wave is a form of Shockwave and Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), a non-invasive treatment method that uses acoustic waves to promote healing in musculoskeletal tissues. It has been increasingly used to treat chronic tendinosis. It creates deep penetrating sound waves of specific wavelengths that produces a radial pressure force that travels into the involved tissues that can restart the healing process and initiate recovery.

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