A Tenex Treatment Can Reduce Tendon Pain
Tenex is a cutting edge treatment for chronic tendon pain. If you have tried physical therapy, bracing and/or injections without relief, the next step used to be an open surgery. Now with advancements in ultrasound technology and use of Tenex, the same procedure can be performed without even needing a stitch.
Here are answers to some of the common questions we get about this procedure.
What conditions can you treat with Tenex?
As was stated above, Tenex is designed to treat chronic tendon pain. The common conditions treated are:
- – Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- – Medial epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow)
- – Rotator cuff tendinosis
- – Patellar tendinosis (Jumpers Knee)
- – Quad tendinosis
- – Hip bursitis
- – Gluteus Medius tendinosis
- – Achilles Tendinosis
- – Plantar Fasciitis
Is Tenex a surgical treatment?
No. This is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses modern technology to address damaged tissue inside the body without surgery.
Is there a long recovery time after the treatment?
No. One of the best things about the Tenex technology is that it is minimally invasive and so the recovery time is incredibly fast. People who undergo a Tenex procedure, for example, will recover in a matter of weeks instead of months.
Does the treatment hurt?
No. Patients often feel pressure but not pain. Any lingering discomfort can be treated using over-the-counter pain medication like Ibuprofen.
Is this the best procedure to treat tendon pain?
The answer depends on the cause of the tendon pain, how long you have had the pain and what other treatments you have tried. Tenex is designed for chronic tendon pain, called tendinosis. If you just recently injured the tendon and it is not torn, physical therapy, RICE ( rest, ice, compression, elevation) will typically be recommended. If that fails usually an injection under ultrasound guidance would be the next treatment. If those treatments fails Tenex would be a good option. If the tendon is fully torn, Tenex will not help.
Who developed the Tenex technology?
The Mayo Clinic helped to develop Tenex. It has approval from the FDA and over 65,000 procedures have been completed using it. These facts should give patients confidence when making a decision to try Tenex for themselves.
Is a Tenex treatment affordable?
Yes, in fact, most insurances will cover this procedure. If you do not have insurance, this procedure will still cost significantly less than open surgery
Is this procedure right for me?
The best way to find out if Tenex is right for you is to schedule an appointment with our office. We can complete an examination and let you know if this is the recommended course of treatment. To learn more visit our Tenex page.