Treatment for Chronic Tendon Pain

Inflammation, irritation or swelling of a tendon—called tendonitis—is often the result of an injury or from excessive repetitive motion. Sadly, the activities we love the most can often be the culprit. Competitive athletes and weekend enthusiasts experience swimmer’s shoulder, tennis or golfer’s elbow, and runner’s or jumper’s knee.

If you know the pain of those injuries, or have experienced Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, you know the ongoing frustration of tendon damage. When more conservative treatments like rest, ice or heat, Ibuprofen, physical therapy or even cortisone injections fail to provide relief, frustration mounts.

The Tenex Health TX™ System is a safe and quick outpatient procedure specially designed for those suffering from painful conditions associated with chronic tendon damage, particularly those of the following:

  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Plantar fasciitis pain in the foot

The breakthrough procedure, designed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and approved by the FDA, combines ultrasound imaging with TX MicroTip technology to identify and gently remove the cause of your pain at the source—the damaged and degenerated tendon tissue.

Tenex has been shown to to be safe and effective, with 99.99% cases performed without complications, while dramatically decreasing pain and improving overall functionality– all without the need for traditional open surgery or arthroscopic surgery. For patients, this means no stitches, recovery with less pain, and minimal downtime. 

To learn more about tendonitis and this new, innovative treatment option, visit Tenex Health or see your FirstLight Sports Medicine team for a consultation.

Call 800-245-5671 to schedule an appointment with Thomas Mullin, MD, board-certified Sports Medicine physician. Learn if the Tenex procedure is right for you.

Sports Medicine related injuries are seen at all of our clinics. To reach the Mora clinic, please call 320-629-1313. The Pine City Clinic can be reached at 320-629-7505. The Hinckley clinic can be reached at 320-384-6189.