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Chronic Tendinitis

Tendons transmit force from muscle to bone. They have high mechanical strength, good flexibility, and optimal elasticity. They have lower oxygen consumption and operate at a lower metabolic rate, allowing for anaerobic energy-generation capacity essential to carry loads and maintain tension for long periods. Unfortunately, it also results in slower healing after injury.

Chronic tendinitis is an overuse injury. The cause is multifactorial; alignment, biomechanical, repetitive load. A tendon typically goes through 3 phases of healing; inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling. Chronic tendinitis is a process of disordered healing, wherein there is an imbalance of matrix degeneration and synthesis, leading to degeneration through the deposition of lipid, mucoid or calcific deposition.

Various conservative treatment options exist, including mechanical loading (eccentric strengthening) to stimulate cellular response leading to structural change, cross friction massage, and orthotics/splints. Cortisone injections can provide short term effective, but are often ineffective without load management and rehabilitation. Alternative treatment options include percutaneous tenotomy and platelet rich plasma, where focal area or tendon degeneration are targeted. Ultrasound can be used in the office to diagnose chronic and guide procedures for chronic tendinitis.

About Us

We are adept in the treatment of both chronic painful joint conditions and emergent injuries, having extensive experience with complex musculoskeletal injuries. While we strive to rapidly resolve the pain you are experiencing, we also take the time to develop a comprehensive plan to address your problems, preferably in a less invasive manner where feasible. However, where acute, time-sensitive injuries occur, we are ready to treat in an expedited manner. Our surgeons have all trained in world-class facilities where the worst of the worst injuries were often flown in for high-level care. We are bringing that expertise to our home state.

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about Motor City Ortho

We are adept in the treatment of both chronic painful joint conditions and emergent injuries, having extensive experience with complex musculoskeletal injuries. Our surgeons have all trained in world-class facilities where the worst of the worst injuries were often flown in for high-level care. We are bringing that expertise to our home state.

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