Tendon disorders are extremely common in athletes or individuals who consistently put wear and tear on their body. For reference, tendons are connective tissue holding muscles to bones and are the reason why your body moves as they play a vital role in holding the structure together. They’re long cord-like fibrous tissue which often resembles rope with a highly resilient nature to them due to the stress they go through. If damaged, a tendon can significantly reduce the range of motion for an individual, not to mention be very painful for anyone experiencing the tear. Conventional medicine has quite a few treatment options with a range of effectiveness, but tissue allograft therapy is gaining traction as a viable method to help reduce tendonitis and produce lasting symptom relief. We’re going to discuss how tissue allograft therapy can help an individual with tendonitis.
What Is Tendonitis And Who Gets It?
Put simply, tendonitis is the inflammation or irritation of a tendon due to overuse or trauma. Anybody can get tendonitis and it’s a very common injury, however it’s often a common occurance to those individuals who practice a repetitive motion. In fact, over 50% of all athletes experience tendonitis in their career.
Tendonitis can occur anywhere there are tendons connecting to bones, however they frequently occur in the following locations:
These locations are where most wear and tear will occur from physical activities.
Recent studies are showing promising results for patients suffering from tendon tears. There’s a good body of evidence suggesting tendons can undergo regeneration through the implantation of tissue allograft therapy. Whether you have tennis elbow, runner’s knee, swimmer shoulder, or just inflammation from gardening, regenerative medicine may be an option for you. If you’re interested in learning more contact LUX Therapeutics for information.