Alternative to Steroid Treatment for Tendonitis Pain

There is now an alternative to taking steroids when dealing with different types of tendonitis pain.  Platelet rich plasma injections may just be the answer you are seeking.

For those seeking relief from chronic pain due to tendonitis, plantar fasciitis or tennis elbow, platelet rich plasma injections may be a treatment option, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

“A platelet rich plasma injection is an injection of the concentrated product of a patient’s own platelets designed to move growth factors into a chronic musculoskeletal problem to tell your body to heal the structure,” said Dr. John Harrell, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at BCM….More at Alternative to steroid injections can provide long-term pain relief – BCM News

At first it may seem that steroid injections provide a faster and more effective relief than the plasma injections but this is only temporary.  After 6 months, the plasma rich injections provide much more relief.  This procedure takes about 30 – 45 minutes and can provide relief for a number of chronic problems such as tennis elbow, plantar fascitas and knee tendonitis.