Tendinitis is a very common condition. Generally it causes pains that are felt at the beginning of an activity, such as walking, a job or a sports activity. Then these pains tend to decrease in the course of the activity itself, so much as patients often describe the problem as "an annoying pain that when I warm up, disappears". Very often tendinitis evolves into tendinosis, and here the picture becomes sneaky. The pain decreases until it disappears, but the tendon starts to degenerate:
- it becomes more and more often and deformed
- fibrous nodules are formed (as in the Achilles tendon) which alter the capacity for resistance to stress and which lead to sudden tendon rupture
- calcifications are formed (for example in the rotator cuff, with the appearance of joint noises during movements).
Tendon degeneration almost always depends on a suffering of the nerve that goes to that tendon: its ability to transmit the signals that regulate the metabolic and histological activities of the tendon is altered.
Well-groomed tendonitis can also result in tendinosis. This is why adding the evaluation of nerve transmission abilities in the classic treatment of tendinitis is essential to prevent this complication.
If instead the tendinosis has already formed, to avoid the progressive degeneration, with often severe and painful outcomes, it is essential to better restore the nervous function through a protocol of Deep Nerve Stimulation a particular type of specific current that improves the functionality of the system peripheral nerve, in order to improve the metabolic and histological commands on the tendinous tissue.