If you have tendinosis or tendinopathy, here are some reasons to consider PRP therapy (regenerative medicine):
• PRP is derived from your own blood. The injections carry few risks.
• Traditional treatments may not provide adequate relief.
• Other treatments have drawbacks:
o Physical therapy is often effective but does not always satisfactorily relieve symptoms or improve function.
o Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), like aspirin and ibuprofen may reduce pain, but habitual use may cause or aggravate stomach problems, blood pressure, and heart problems.
o Minor surgeries to treat tendon damage and degradation, such as arthroscopic debridement, do not always work, tend to carry more risks, and have longer recovery times.
o Cortisone injections may temporarily reduce pain; however, symptoms can recur. And, tendons exposed to cortisone may weaken, just making the injury worse.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (Regenerative Medicine) has also been proven an effective treatment to these conditions:
• Acute and chronic tendon injuries (tendonitis, tendinosis, tendinopathy, tendon tears)
• Foot and ankle: Plantar fasciitis
• Achilles tendonitis and partial tears
• Knee: Patellar tendonitis and tears
• Quadriceps tendonitis and tears
• Thigh: Hamstring strains
• Elbow: Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
• Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
• Shoulder: Rotator cuff tendonitis and partial tears
• Acute and chronic ligament injuries (sprains)
And many other conditions associated with scarred or non-healing tissue.
Dr. Tony Joseph has been certified in sports medicine and family practice since 1990. He has sports medicine experience at the high school, college and professional levels, and served as the team physician for Idaho State University for 18 years. Dr. Joseph is the only member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine currently practicing in Southeast Idaho. He is also a member of the North American Spine Society since 2006 and the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine since 2008. Dr. Joseph is an expert in the field of regenerative medicine, as well.
Dr. Joseph uses ultrasound as an aid in diagnosis and as a guide for non-surgical treatment. It is also used in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tennis elbow, other tendon problems and plantar fasciitis. Dr. Joseph is an expert in Tenex, a groundbreaking treatment for the relief of tendon and soft tissue related pain. This treatment enables him to treat patients earlier in the pain process and with quicker recovery than with other alternatives such as traditional open surgery. For additional information regarding Tenex Health Tx Essentials visit their website at Tenex Health. In addition, Dr. Joseph also specializes in Manos CTR a minimal invasive Carpal Tunnel Release System. Information regarding this latest advancement in carpal tunnel release technology can be found at the Manos CTR website. Dr. Joseph is part of Ortho Idaho, conveniently located at 2240 E Center St, Pocatello, ID 83201 Call for an appointment today at 208-233-2100.