Tendonitis or Tendinosis? Which do you have? - ActivMend

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Tendonitis or Tendinosis? Which do you have?

Tendinosis is often misdiagnosed as Tendinitis

In the realm of medical terminology, conditions like tennis elbow and golfer's elbow were traditionally labeled as tendinitis. However, recent research has prompted a reevaluation, suggests that what is often diagnosed as tendonitis is actually tendinosis. In tendinosis, detailed microscopic examinations of affected tissues have unveiled signs of permanent damage and disorganization, indicating irreversibility. Specifically, the collagen proteins degenerate. Unfortunately, the symptoms are the same and it is very difficult to distinguish between the two.

In my two decades of practice, I've never seen an acute sprain or strain in someone under 35 years old that ActivMend couldn't heal. This consistent success makes the rare cases when it doesn't work all the more perplexing. Recently, I received feedback that ActivMend didn't provide relief in some cases of tennis elbow and Achilles tendinitis, which prompted me to investigate further.

If ActivMend did not work, it is likely that you have tendinosis, not tendinitis

It's logical that if someone is diagnosed with tendonitis when they actually have tendinosis, ActivMend won't be effective. While ActivMend excels at expediting the healing process for tendonitis, it's powerless against tendinosis due to the irreversible nature of the damage. If ActivMend didn't work for you, tendinosis could be the reason.

Dry Needling is one of the few effective treatment for tendinosis

Research has demonstrated that intentionally creating minor damage to tendons can stimulate the healing process and improve tendon collagen structure. If you're dealing with tendinosis, you might want to consider dry needling. This technique involves using a needle to induce a healing response from the body and promote collagen restructuring. Pairing this procedure with ActivMend can significantly enhance the healing of the tendon, making it stronger. I recommend using ActivMend in conjunction with dry needling to maximize your body's healing response.