Quick Facts on Foot and Ankle Care in Our Podiatry FAQ

How can you tell if there is a bone spur in your heel? When should patients consider surgery for torn ligaments? Our FAQ page explores a variety of foot and ankle questions to help patients get the care they need. Search through our FAQ to get answers on your condition.

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  • How does Tenex treat heel pain?

    When discussing how Tenex treats heel pain, the best starting point is to look at the most common causes of heel issues – plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. In both cases, the main problem is damaged soft tissue—the plantar fascia or Achilles tendon, respectively—that becomes inflamed and causes you pain.

    Essentially, Tenex is an efficient heel pain treatment because it gently breaks down and removes the damaged part of the tissue, without having any effect on the healthy tissue around it. More specifically, though, we first locate the damaged area using ultrasound diagnostics. Then we numb it and insert a TX MicroTip—which resembles a hollow needle—through a tiny incision and directly into the tissue.

    The TX MicroTip is then agitated at an impressively fast rate, which serves to break down and remove damaged tissue. Additionally, this procedure enhances the body’s natural healing processes, speeding them up for a quicker recovery.

    In a vast majority of cases, the pain relief is almost immediate and you will be able to return back to all normal activities within six weeks (depending on various factors, naturally).

    If you would like additional information on the Tenex treatment we offer, contact Massapequa Podiatry Associates and our staff will be glad to help. If you, or any of your loved ones, are currently experiencing heel pain, request an appointment with our Massapequa, NY office by calling (516) 541-9000 right now.