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Better Life Stem Cell Center

Michael Valpiani, MD

Regenerative Medicine located in Las Vegas, NV

Tendinitis is a common cause of achy, swollen joints. If you have pain in your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, or heels, contact Michael Valpiani, MD, at Better Life Stem Cell Center in Las Vegas for expert diagnosis and innovative, customized treatments to relieve your pain and heal your tendons. Call Better Life Stem Cell Center or schedule a consultation online today.

Tendonitis Q & A

What is tendinitis?

Your tendons are thick, fibrous ropes of tissue that connect your muscles to your bones. While your tendons are strong and durable, overuse can cause microtears, which lead to tendinitis, an inflammatory condition that causes pain, swelling, and reduced mobility. 

Tendinitis is a widespread soft tissue injury that makes day-to-day activities like walking, household chores, or playing sports difficult and painful. 

While you can develop tendinitis anywhere in your body, the condition most often develops in the joints you use the most including your:

  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Wrists
  • Knees
  • Ankles (Achilles tendinitis)

Plantar fasciitis is another common type of tendinitis. Usually, tightness and inflammation in your calf muscles and Achilles tendon pull on the connective tissue that stretches across the arch of your foot, making it tight and stiff. 

As a result, you experience a sharp pain that shoots up through your heel when you wake up in the morning or after you sit still for a long time. The pain usually subsides as you keep moving and your plantar fascia warms up.

What causes tendinitis?

Repetitive movements and overuse are the most common causes of tendinitis. For example, athletes are prone to tendinitis because of the repetition of movements while training or competing.

In fact, many of the terms for tendinitis are sports-related, like swimmer’s shoulder or tennis elbow. Your risk of tendinitis increases as you age and your tendons become drier, less flexible, and more prone to injury.

What is the treatment for tendinitis?

At Better Life Stem Cell Center, Dr. Valpiani and his team provide regenerative medicine treatments, including stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. These drug-free treatments boost your body’s natural healing ability, and this provides lasting pain relief by addressing the root cause of your condition. 

You may need a series of injections for optimal results. Dr. Valpiani creates a customized treatment plan to meet your specific needs after a consultation and exam. 

He gives personalized advice and can answer any questions you have about your condition or your treatment. 

You don’t have to put up with pain. Call Better Life Stem Cell Center today or schedule a consultation online today for an innovative approach to tendinitis and joint pain.