Tendinitis is considered one of the most frequent injuries in the athlete, associated with what is known as overuse injuries. In the workplace, they are injuries that develop by repeated movements and maintained postures, causing such habitual pictures as epicondylitis (known as tennis elbow), tendonitis of the Achilles tendon or patellar , which require pharmacological treatment, physiotherapy and , sometimes, surgery due to its recurrent and chronic nature.
Tendinitis has traditionally been defined, diagnosed and treated as an inflammatory process of an insertional nature, since it is a degenerative process. This would justify the scarce results obtained by the multiple treatments used in tendonitis that are based on the anti-inflammatory concept. If the tendon has degenerated, it must be repaired so that it can function again as previously.
In this sense, the EPI® technique ( Intratissue Percutaneous Electrolysis) constitutes a great revolution in the treatment of tendinitis.. EPI® is a physiotherapy technique that involves the percutaneous application of an electric current directly on the affected tissue, with the help of an acupuncture needle and using ultrasound. The objective of this technique is to heal the injury and regenerate the tissue, so that the athlete can retrain and compete without problems. The analyzes carried out on animals and humans demonstrate the effectiveness of the EPI® technique to achieve these results in a few sessions (between 3 and 6 sessions) with a percentage around 80% success.
The experience in MVClinic is based on the ecoguided application of the technique by expert physiotherapists in EPI® and ultrasound, which allows directing the treatment specifically to the injured area.. Before this, an investigation of the function and structure of the tendon is necessary, using the latest technology in musculoskeletal ultrasound with Power Doppler or sonoelastography .