Tenex Procedure for Plantar Fasciitis

A Cutting-Edge Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fascia Treatment

 

Tenex - University Foot and Ankle Institute

If you’re one of 8 million Americans experiencing pain and discomfort in the Achilles tendon or plantar fascia, the Tenex Health Procedure is one option that may help. The Tenex Procedure is a minimally invasive approach to treating soft tissue damage.

 

Based on technology developed with Mayo Clinic, the Tenex Procedure emplys very precise microscopic cutting and then removal of diseased tissue. When tissue is unhealthy, blood flow is reduced and healing is impaired, if not halted.

 

This is done in our offices using a local anesthetic or in a surgery center with mild sedation and is covered by most insurance plans. After the process is completed, a small bandage closes the miniscule incision.

Cause and symptoms of Fascia or Tendon Pain

 

Your tendon or fascia that may be causing pain is actually soft tissue that connects muscle to the bone. Often a tendon or fascia is sore because it’s been overused during day-to-day activities, sports or repetitive movements. Sometimes, a trip, fall or twist can cause pain in the tendon.

 

The problem is that injuries cause scar tissue to form. Internal scar tissue build-up causes pain, which can also limit the range of motion and movement.

 

What is the Tenex Procedure Like?

 

Tenex - University Foot and Ankle Institute

University Foot and Ankle Institute doctors use a diagnostic ultrasound to pinpoint the exact area(s) of scar tissue. The ultrasound uses a specific frequency that, with a specially trained doctor or technician, can locate the difference between healthy tissue and scar tissue.

 

The actual Tenex Procedure usually takes only about 15 minutes. Afterward, there can be minor swelling.

Recovery time is greatly reduced from several months (with traditional surgery) to one to two weeks with Tenex. In most cases, you can begin light weight-bearing exercise within two weeks.

 

University Foot and Ankle Institute stands on the forefront of this exciting new procedure. Our doctors maximize every traditional and advanced technological modality to safely heal your foot and ankle challenges.

 

If you’re suffering from foot and ankle pain and need to have it evaluated or have tried conventional healing elsewhere and still have not received adequate relief, please contact us today to setup an appointment for a consultation.

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