Ultrasonic Treatment for Tendon Pain

Relieve Your Pain and Swelling

If you have pain from swollen or inflamed elbows, ankles, feet or knees, you may have a condition called tendinitis. This severe swelling or inflammation of the tendons is caused by overuse or repeated injury to a certain area, such as the wrist or ankle. Tendons become less flexible with age and become more prone to damage.

Treatment Options

For those who’ve attempted to treat their tendinitis with over-the-counter medication, braces, physical therapy or other conservative treatment options and are not seeing improvement, Des Peres Hospital offers additional options for tendinitis relief.

In addition to traditional treatment options, such as anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids and surgical options to fix damaged tendons, Des Peres Hospital also offers ultrasonic treatment for tendinitis pain. This minimally invasive treatment uses ultrasound technology to treat the affected area and remove damaged tissue.

The procedure utilizes the Tenex TX1 Tissue Removal System, a hand-held instrument the size of a writing pen. It allows doctors to deliver ultrasonic energy through a needle that specifically cuts and removes only diseased tendon tissue. The entire procedure is completed through the use of ultrasound image guidance under local anesthesia in less than 20 minutes — no stitches required.

Ultrasonic treatment is available at Des Peres Hospital for patients with tendon pain in the elbow, ankle, heel and knee, such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and jumper’s knee.

See How the Procedure Works

Know what to expect during ultrasonic treatment by watching our procedure videos below.

Ultrasonic Treatment of Tennis Elbow

Ultrasonic Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

Find a Specialist

Receive a referral for tendinitis treatment from Des Peres Hospital by calling us toll-free at 1 (855) 290-9355 or find a doctor online.