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Tendonitis & Bursitis

Integrative Pain

Pain Management & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Dallas, TX

Many people in Dallas, Plano or McKinney Texas, suffer from the pain that is caused by tendonitis & bursitis. Tendons and Bursas are the part of the soft tissue structures supporting all of the body’s joints. Tendonitis & Bursitis is often described as pain, swelling and stiffness that can occur in any of the body’s joints. Integrative Pain helps men, women, and children of Dallas, Plano and McKinney struggling with tendonitis & bursitis alleviate pain, restore function and optimize health. Call today or use the convenient online form to set up an evaluation appointment.

Tendonitis & Bursitis

What is Tendonitis?

Throwing a ball puts a lot of stress on your shoulder, especially for pitchers. The repetitive motion can create rotator cuff tendonitis and can easily lead to a rotator cuff tear. Rotator cuff tendonitis can actually be an injury to any one of the group of four muscles that coalesce as tendons around the shoulder. Over time, these tendons can wear down and tear, making it nearly impossible to throw a ball. 


Where does Tendonitis occur?

Tendonitis can be extremely painful and can occur at any joint in the body though most commonly in the knees.  There are various forms of tendonitis in the knees from: patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome, quadriceps tendonitis, Osgood Schlatter disease.  Tendonitis in the knees can cause can cause restricted range of motion, pain and stiffness symptoms.

How does Tendonitis heal?

Tendonitis often heals with physical therapy and injections to help reduce swelling and pain. However, if tendonitis is not treated early it can lead to a tendon tear or rupture and surgery may be necessary to allow the joint to function normally again. 

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis means inflammation of the protective fluid structures surrounding the joint. It describes the pain and swelling that occur in the body’s joints, such as the elbows, knees or hips.   The most common type of bursitis that occurs in the hip joint is called greater trochanteric bursitis. This is when inflammation and injury to the hip joint causes leg pain and difficulty walking.  Greater trochanteric bursitis of the hip can lead lead to pain, swelling, and even a deformity of the hip joint itself. 

Symptoms of Bursitis? 

When cartilage breaks down in the hip joint, osteoarthritis sets in. This can cause people in Dallas, Texas, to have trouble walking which then leads to the surrounding fluid bursa structures to become inflamed. Pain also can result, but not just in the hip itself. Pain also can appear in the groin, thigh, buttocks and knee. 

The pain people in Dallas, Texas, experience as a result of bursitis can be sharp and stabbing, or it can be dull. The joint will often feel stiff. 

Treatment for Tendonitis and Bursitis?

Sarapin can be used to inject into Bursas and into trigger points surrounding tendons.

SARAPIN® holds advantages over other forms of medication.

• Selective action on C-type nerve fibers

• Complete lack of effect on motor nerves

• No tissue destruction

• No systemic reactions

• Lasting effect without anesthetizing the entire nerve and its surrounding tissue

• No known serious adverse effects



Thee amount of SARAPIN® to be injected depends on the size and location of the area being treated. For paravertebral nerve injection, the following doses are suggested:

Cervical …………………………….2-3 cc

Thoracic …………………………….5-10 cc

Lumbar………………………………5-10 cc

Sacral ………………………………..3-5 cc

In Sciatic nerve trunk injections, 10 cc may be used. An average dose for local injection into painful areas is 5 cc, but 10 cc may be required for large areas.

Safety: Sarapin has been found to be a safe agent when used appropriately by injection by a qualified health professional. Sarapin is possibly unsafe when injected in areas of inflammation.4 Avoid use in pregnant or lactating women due to lack of sufficient information.

Adverse events: Pitcher plant extract can cause a local sensation of heaviness. Some individuals experience a local sensation of heat or aggravation of symptoms.


If you are living in Dallas, Plano of McKinney Texas, and are experiencing pain as a result of tendonitis and bursitis we can help. Our expert team of Pain Management & Sports Medicine Specialists can develop a customized pain relief plan to fit your specific needs. 

Contact Integrative Pain today to request an appointment with our team of highly qualified medical professionals. 


We service patients from all over the DFW area including North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Garland, Irving, Allen, Richardson, and University Park, Highland Park, Frisco and McKinney.