Tendonitis Specialist

Florida StemCell MD -  - Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine

Florida StemCell MD

Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine located in Oakland Park, FL

Tendons attach muscle to bone and are key to smooth, pain-free movement. When they become overworked or inflamed with tendonitis, movement and performance are compromised. At Florida StemCell MD, serving patients in Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park, Florida, board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician Neel Amin, MD, is well-versed in diagnosing and treating tendonitis with the latest methods so you can move freely without pain. To learn more, call or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.

Tendonitis Q & A

What are the symptoms of tendonitis?

Irritated or injured tendons interfere with your mobility and comfort. The symptoms

of tendonitis include:

  • Sharp pain when you use the affected area
  • A dull, nagging pain
  • Numbness or weakness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness in the area
  • Stiffness 

You may also lose mobility in the area around the tendon, negatively affecting your range of motion and performance. Your symptoms may be mild at first, but if you continue to play or work through them, the pain heightens. 

How does tendonitis develop?

Tendonitis is very rarely the result of an acute injury. It usually develops over time due to repetitive stress on the tendon. The tissue experiences tiny tears that start to become inflamed and painful.

Repetitive activity can occur with sports play or due to a job task, such as painting or lifting overhead.  

Where is tendonitis most likely to occur?

Most any tendon in your body can become irritated, but tendonitis is most likely to occur in

those you use frequently.  

The most common forms of tendonitis include:

  • Pitcher’s or swimmer’s shoulder
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Golfer’s or tennis elbow
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis (on the front of your ankle)
  • Wrist tendonitis

If you’re experiencing pain anywhere that suggests tendonitis, and it interferes with your daily life, reach out to Florida StemCell MD.

What is the treatment for tendonitis?

At Florida StemCell MD, Dr. Amin evaluates your tendon pain to determine its severity. Minor cases may resolve with rest, medication, and physical therapy. If these conservative treatments aren’t successful, Dr. Amin recommends platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell injections.

Both treatments stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, and build new, healthy tissue. 

PRP is a concentrated version of your own blood. It has a great number of platelets, which are essential in clotting your blood and providing healing factors.

Stem cells can support specialized cells in an injured or damaged region. Stem cells have the ability to morph into the type of cell needed to build healthy tissue, heal an injury, and reduce inflammation. 

To learn how you can overcome tendonitis with noninvasive stem cell and PRP therapy, call Florida StemCell MD or book an appointment online today.