Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center - How to “HEAL” the Heel Pain
Heel pain is a common problem that many podiatrists see daily in their busy practices. As foot and ankle physicians, we treat this malady quite frequently with a variety of treatment methods. Before we concern ourselves with the actual treatment plans, let us understand a little background information about this condition.
As plantar fasciitis occurs due to repetitive motion it
causes small micro tears within the plantar fascia. A new technique called
Tenex percutaneous plantar fascia repair has been developed. Tenex utilizes
ultrasonic energy, it is safe and quick, and specifically designed for those
who are suffering from painful condition associated with chronic plantar
I also use it on chronic Achilles tendonitis. Now I offer
this solution that does not involve general open surgery, and it gives my
patients quick relief of pain and carries a 95% success rate. My patients have
reported to me that they absolutely did not want to have open plantar
fasciotomy where a surgeon cuts or severs the whole plantar fascia.
Potentially, that can cause future problems as the severing of the tendon can
cause flattening of the arch and future arthritic changes within the foot.
The Tenex plantar fascia repair procedure is done at the
surgery center under intravenous sedation with local anesthesia and it allows
my patients to rapidly return to normal activities and achieve quick relief of
pain. No sutures are required, and it is covered by most insurances. I have
performed this procedure on professional athletes and Olympic runners with a
high success rate.
Central Florida Foot & Ankle Center, LLC
101 6th Street N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881