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Dr.Bernard Bach
(312) 243-4244
800 South Wells Street #137
Chicago, IL
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M
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Kirk Jeremy Aadalen, MD
800 S Wells St Ste M30
Chicago, IL
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1997

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Surrenthia Renee Parker, MD
(773) 947-7670
135 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL
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Orthopedics
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Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1988

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Richard Redman Byrne, MD
(209) 533-2566
1725 W Harrison St Ste 970
Chicago, IL
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1969

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Prahlad S Pyati, MD
(773) 257-6596
15th Street At California Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1961

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Matthew David Saltzman, MD
Chicago, IL
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 2003

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George B Holmes Jr, MD
(312) 431-3400
800 S Wells St Ste M30
Chicago, IL
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Med, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Midwest Orthopaedics

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Sharukin Yelda, MD
(773) 561-2600
800 S Wells St
Chicago, IL
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Istanbul Univ, Istanbul Tip Fak, Istanbul, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1965

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Benjamin Phillip Crane, MD
1653 W Congress Pkwy 1471 Jelke
Chicago, IL
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 2002

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Ankur Mahendra Chhadia, MD
Chicago, IL
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2003

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Best Treatment for Tendinopathy

It’s not clear what is the best treatment for tendinopathy. That’s the conclusion of researchers reviewing all the published studies on the topic. Tendinopathy refers to a painful tendon condition caused by overuse. Although it feels like it, it’s not the same as tendonitis. There’s pain but no actual inflammation.

Treatment has traditionally focused on providing anti-inflammatory measures. This has included nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroid injections, and physical therapy modalities. Stretching and strengthening exercises have always been a part of the standard treatment approach.

More recently, shock wave therapy, low-level laser therapy, sclerotherapy, and growth factors and stem cell treatment have been added. The results of all treatment methods were compared by performing a literature review. The authors summarized the results of 177 studies. They did not evaluate the quality of the work done.

For the most part, it appears that NSAIDs and cortisone injections offer short-term relief. There just isn’t a long-term benefit of these treatments. Results using heat and light modalities seem inconsistent. But this may be more likely to occur because of how the studies were conducted. Without consistent methods and measures, it’s difficult to compare one study to another.

The most effective treatment may be eccentric lengthening exercises, sclerotherapy, and nitric oxide patches. Eccentric exercises are done by placing the affected muscle in a shortened position then lengthening the muscle against resistance.

Sclerotherapy is the injection of a chemical to produce scarring in the blood vessels. The idea is to close down tiny blood vessels and destroy nerve fibers that form in the damaged area. Nitric oxide has some potential for tendon healing. A patch placed over the skin delivers an enzyme that acts as a chemical messenger to provide pain relief.

Newer treatments such as growth factors and stem cells look promisin...

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