When discussing how the Tenex procedure 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.
How Does the Tenex Procedure Work?
Essentially, the Tenex procedure 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, our foot surgeons will 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.
How Quick Will I Feel Relief?
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). While all patients are different, all patients should make sure to ask our Nassau County podiatrists about their specific recovery time before & after the Tenex procedure is complete.
Contact Our Office to Find Out if Tenex is Right for You
If you would like additional information on the Tenex procedure, 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 Dr. Fox or Dr. LoBello by filling out our contact form or calling (516) 541-9000 right now.