Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a common problem that can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. While traditional treatments such as physical therapy and medication can be effective, some patients may not respond to these options. In recent years, the Tenex procedure has gained popularity as a minimally invasive treatment option for chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Developed by California-based Tenex Health in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, Tenex is a minimally invasive technology that is an effective and innovative breakthrough for the treatment of chronic tendon pain. Rehab Wellness Los Angeles has been an expert in Tenex since it was developed in the mid-2010s, providing this minimally invasive technology for treating musculoskeletal conditions and chronic tendon pain without conventional surgery. Tendon pain can keep you from doing activities you love, and Tenex can help you return to sports, gardening, or daily movement.
The Tenex procedure is a minimally invasive treatment option that uses ultrasound technology to remove damaged tissue from tendons. It is typically used to treat conditions such as tendinopathy and chronic tendonitis, which can cause pain and inflammation in the affected area.
During the procedure, a small incision is made near the affected tendon, and an ultrasound probe is used to identify the damaged tissue. A small instrument is inserted through the incision to remove the damaged tissue. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, it typically requires only local anesthesia and can be performed on an outpatient basis. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, it typically requires only a short recovery period, with most patients able to return to normal activities within a few days.
The Tenex procedure is primarily used to treat musculoskeletal conditions involving tendons, particularly those not responding to other treatment options such as physical therapy or medication. Some of the conditions that can be treated with Tenex include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, patellar tendinopathy, and Achilles tendinopathy.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition affecting the elbow’s outer part. It is often caused by overuse of the forearm muscles and tendons, leading to small tears in the tendons. While rest and physical therapy are often effective in treating tennis elbow, some patients may not respond to these treatments. The Tenex procedure can remove damaged tissue in the tendons, reducing pain and inflammation in the affected area. Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is a similar condition affecting the elbow’s inner part. It is also caused by overuse of the forearm muscles and tendons and can be similarly treated with the Tenex procedure.
Patellar tendinopathy, also known as jumper’s knee, is a condition that affects the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shinbone. It is often caused by repetitive jumping or running activities and can lead to pain and inflammation in the affected area. While rest and physical therapy are often effective in treating patellar tendinopathy, some patients may not respond to these treatments. The Tenex procedure can be used to remove damaged tissue in the patellar tendon, reducing pain and inflammation in the affected area.
Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that affects the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is often caused by overuse or improper footwear and can lead to pain and inflammation in the affected area. While rest and physical therapy are often effective in treating Achilles tendinopathy, some patients may not respond to these treatments which is why Tenex is an excellent alternative treatment. The Tenex procedure can be used to remove damaged tissue in the Achilles tendon, reducing pain and inflammation in the affected area.
With more than 90,000 patients treated with Tenex, the procedure has been proven to be clinically effective in more than 85% of patients treated, and without the need for stitches. It is a popular treatment for anyone experiencing tendon pain, such as Rafael Nadal, who underwent the Tenex procedure to treat chronic tendinitis in his knee. After the procedure, Nadal was able to return to the court and continue his successful career.
Another athlete who has undergone the Tenex procedure is former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning underwent the Tenex procedure to treat chronic tendinitis in his right arm. He was able to return to playing football and had one of the best seasons of his career. Professional golfer Fred Couples also underwent the Tenex procedure to treat chronic pain in his back, returning to golf without experiencing any pain or discomfort.
In addition to famous athletes, Tenex has been used to treat recreational athletes, such as a 34-year-old runner who experienced chronic pain in her Achilles tendon for over a year. She had tried physical therapy and rest, but nothing seemed to work. After consulting with Dr. Babcock, she decided to undergo the Tenex procedure. The procedure was successful, and Sarah was able to return to running without any pain within a few weeks.
Another patient, a 45-year-old construction worker, had been experiencing elbow pain for several months due to overuse. His doctor recommended the Tenex procedure as a minimally invasive treatment option. After the procedure, he experienced significant improvement in his pain level and was able to return to work without any limitations.
As experts with the Tenex procedure, Rehab Wellness LA will administer this minimally invasive technique, relieving the pain of various conditions, including tendinitis, tendinopathy, and chronic pain. The procedure effectively treats injuries in various areas, including the elbow, knee, shoulder, and ankle. Tens of thousands of patients, including several athletes and celebrities, have undergone the Tenex procedure to treat their injuries, with positive results. If you are experiencing chronic pain or have a soft tissue injury, consult your Rehab Wellness team member to determine if the Tenex procedure is right for you.