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Regular OFFiCE Hours

Monday - Thursday
Monday - Thursday
7:30a - 3:30p
7:30a - 12p
Closed holidays and weekends.
Regenerative medicine creates a stimulating factor in one's body, telling it to start to recover in an appropriate way, helping to restore tissue to being whole.

What is Tendinitis or Tendenosis?

Simply, tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon and tendenosis is chronic inflammation of a tendon causing both the thickening and weakening of a tendon (pre-tear stage).The most common tendon involved is the Achilles' tendon. The other tendon involved is the posterior tibial tendon, the tendon that holds up the an arch, and peroneal tendons - tendons on the outside of the ankle that help prevent ankle sprains.

Tendinitis / Tendenosis Symptoms

Tendinitis - Tendenosis can cause pain with activity and reduce a person's ability to participate in activities. An MRI and/or diagnostic ultrasound are needed to evaluate and identify tendon injuries and severity.

Tendinitis / Tendenosis Typical Treatment

Typical treatments of rest, ice, compression, NSAIDS can be helpful for minor cases. More severe cases will can require more aggressive treatment, cast boots, bracing, and non-weight bearing. Tendons are tissue that have limited blood supply so injuries and treatments can be prolonged for months. Limited blood supply can also limit the success of treatments and recovery.

The Regenerative Protocol

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    Evaluation of injury by physical exam

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    Imaging: X-ray, CT, diagnostic ultrasound, MRI to determine significance of injured structures

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    Temporary stabilization of structure using orthotics, bracing devices, or cam walker boot

Regenerative Treatments

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    Piezoelectric impulse

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    Laser light therapy

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    Hypertonic dextrose solution - Prolotherapy

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    Amniotic tissue matrix

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    Regenerative Injection

Dr. Thomas Hecker

Dr. Hecker graduated Colorado State University in Fort Collins before completing his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. He completed a two-year podiatric surgical residency at St. Mary's of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago, before entering private practice in 1996.

Since then he as developed effective regenerative and non-surgical treatments for all types of biomechanical injuries and chronic pain.

More about Thomas Hecker DPM and his team.

How much does it cost?

The procedures we offer at Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine are comparatively inexpensive and are much more complete having a substantial recovery than other treatments.
There are a lot of people who are not good candidates for surgery simply because of where they are in life, like having to take three months off for surgery.

Our protocols allow patients to recover well without necessarily having to take time off of work. We are here to get patients better in the midst of doing “life”.

Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine is doing more that just helping to make a body better or building a better scar; we’re restoring the tissue back to its whole, how it was originally intended to function.

Your Strength...Renewed