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Nash H Naam
(217) 347-3003
901 Medical Park Dr
Effingham, IL
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Lawrence LeVenthal
(217) 342-5800
801 W Temple Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Lawrence Leventhal, MD
(217) 342-5800
801 W Temple Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1976

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Frank Sungjae Lee, MD
(217) 342-3400
1303 W Evergreen Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthonys Mem Hosp, Effingham, Il; Clay County Hosp, Flora, Il
Group Practice: Bonutti Orthopaedic Clinic

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Timothy James Gray, MD
(217) 342-3400
1303 W Evergreen Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Clay County Hosp, Flora, Il
Group Practice: Bonutti Orthopedic Svc

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Timothy J Gray
(217) 342-3400
1303 W Evergreen Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Behrooz Heshmatpoor, MD
(217) 342-2100
701 W Temple Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Isfahan Univ, Fac Of Med, Isfahan, Iran
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthonys Mem Hosp, Effingham, Il
Group Practice: Effingham Orthopedic Clinic

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Peter Marka Bonutti, MD
(217) 342-3400
1303 W Evergreen Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthonys Mem Hosp, Effingham, Il
Group Practice: Bonutti Clinic

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Peter M Bonutti
(217) 342-3400
1303 W Evergreen Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel Alan Dethmers
(217) 342-3400
1303 W Evergreen Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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