The tendons throughout your body play a vital role linking your muscles to your bones, so when this fibrous connective tissue becomes inflamed due to tendinitis, the resulting discomfort and pain are often more than just a nuisance. If you’re plagued by tendinitis, seek the expert counsel of orthopaedist Dr. Steven Gorin at the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in North Miami, Florida. To get back on the road to pain-free movement, call or schedule an appointment online today.
About Dr. Steven Gorin
Dr. Steven Gorin D.O. completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University, earned a M.S.Ed in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami, and then began his medical career by attaining his D.O. degree at Nova-Southeastern University. Afterwards, he traveled to Detroit, Michigan for an Internship at Botsford General Hospital and an orthopaedic surgery residency was then performed at the Medical Center of Independence in Kansas City, Missouri. He finished his training by doing a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Philadelphia at Pennsylvania Hospital. Subsequent to that he completed a Fellowship in Stem Cell Therapy by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Gorin is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Your tendons are made from tough fibrous tissue, connecting your muscles to your bones. The human body has hundreds of tendons that range in size from tiny ocular tendons in your eye to the large Achilles tendon at the base of your foot.
Your tendons are designed to aid in movement and support. In these roles, they undergo a fair amount of stress. When this stress becomes too much, your tendons become irritated and inflamed, which are the primary characteristics of tendinitis.
Your tendons become inflamed over time due to tiny tears, especially with repetitive use. At a certain point, your body senses the accumulating damage and becomes inflamed to protect the area.
Tendinitis most often leads to pain, which can be nagging or severe with certain movements.
Repetitive use or overuse of a tendon is the leading cause of tendinitis, especially as you get older. Years of wear and tear begin to add up as you age, and your tendons become less flexible as a natural part of the aging process, leaving them more vulnerable to tearing. In less common cases, tendinitis is associated with certain forms of autoimmune arthritis as well as skeletal irregularities.
Technically, tendinitis can develop anywhere you have a tendon, but the majority of your tendons perform their jobs, day in and day out, without any problems.
The hardworking tendons in your major joints are the most prone to developing inflammation. Therefore the most common areas where tendinitis strikes include your:
+ Ankles (the Achilles tendon)
Dr. Gorin’s has a number of treatments he can use to reduce the inflammation in your tendons to give you relief from tendinitis pain. He first tries nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, as well as hot and cold therapies, and asks you to reduce, if not eliminate, use of the affected tendon to give it time to heal.
If your tendinitis proves unresponsive to these measures, Dr. Gorin turns to corticosteroid injections to reduce the inflammation.
To help your tendon heal more quickly, Dr. Gorin offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which taps your body’s own natural growth factors and proteins and concentrates them where you need it most.
If you’re suffering from tendinitis pain, call the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
Listen to what our patients have to say about their experience with Dr. Gorin.
Dr. Gorin and his staff are beyond amazing. I was actually late to my appointment and still seen almost right away. Everyone is very friendly! The office is impeccable and pretty, with state of the art clean equipment. I was quite impressed. Dr. Gorin was thorough and professional but still friendly and funny. He was honest with his suggestions and very helpful. I felt well taken care of and highly recommend his practice especially if you are athletic, he seems very specialized in this area which I loved.
I found the whole experience with Dr. Gorin and his staff to be absolutely top class. The staff were bright, professional and courteous. Dr Gorin did an exceptional job of explaining his diagnosis and I left feeling that I couldn’t be in better hands.
I fractured my wrist and needed to see him after an emergency visit I called the answering service and left a message after 15 min he called me back and you don't see that level of care anymore from a physician but Dr. Steven Gorin cares and the following day he was able to see me. I will never go to another orthopedic again if I can help it.
Dr. Gorin and his staff were efficient, thorough and genial in providing service to my 90-year old mother-in-law. We appreciated the short wait times through the intake, x-ray and exam/consultation processes.
Has to be the best overall doctor/healthcare experience I’ve had. I went to Dr. Gorin for a second opinion and he should have been my first.
Dr. Gorin was kind and compassionate and took his time to explain my condition and treatment options. Fantastic experience!
Very knowledgeable, pleasant in and out, with very hi tech equipment and attentive personal. Strongly recommend. He will help.