Everything You Need To Know About the Tenex Procedure

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Are you struggling to cope with your foot pain? Have previous therapy plans not done enough to alleviate the agony caused by your plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis? If so, the Tenex procedure might be an excellent option for you!

If you have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis, you have likely been through at least one form of treatment. To help alleviate your pain, your NYC podiatrist may have recommended any of the following methods of medical care:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical Therapy
  • NSAIDs
  • Steroid Injection

All of these are excellent ways to resolve your issue. However, there is one new, cutting edge method that you may be interested in trying. Tenex is a brand new way of treating soft tissue injuries such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Keep reading to learn more about how Tenex works and why it might be the solution that changes your life.

Comprehensive and Customizable Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis at our NYC Foot Clinics

At To Healthy Feet Podiatry, our award-winning podiatrists in both Downtown and Midtown NYC use the latest technology to diagnose and treat your foot condition. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort from your plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis, we can create a unique therapy plan to get you back on your feet quickly.

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What is Tenex?

Tenex is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedure used to treat and remove scar tissue in and around damaged tendons and ligaments. Tenex uses high-frequency vibrations and ultrasound technology to remove the accumulated build-up of scar tissue and promote blood circulation and mobility to the area so that it can heal better.

Since the approval of Tenex in 2013, over 80,000 patients have undergone the procedure, with exceptional results. One of our award-winning podiatrists, Dr. Erin K. Koprince, is a certified Tenex Treatment specialist and she can discuss the procedure with you to determine if it is the right solution for your foot condition.


What Can Tenex Treat?

The Tenex method can be used to treat a variety of soft-tissue injuries throughout various joints in the body, including the knee, elbow, shoulder, and around your feet. Our team uses Tenex to care for Achillies tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, two conditions that result in damaged tendons and ligaments.

According to one study, the Tenex method was 96% successful in patients with plantar fasciitis who underwent the procedure. Out of 53 patients involved in the study, 51 of them reported that they were pleased with their results and that they would recommend Tenex to a friend.


What is the Tenex Procedure Like?

Compared to many other forms of operation, Tenex is relatively mild and straightforward.

After Tenex has been decided upon, your NYC podiatrist will use local anesthesia to numb your foot and use ultrasound imaging to scan for scar tissue. Once the scar tissue has been located, a small incision will be made in your heel for the specialized tool, the Tenex Tissue Removal System, to be inserted. This system releases high-frequency vibrations that destroy the scar tissue that is blocking the body from healing itself.

Once completed, your downtown NYC podiatrist will bandage your incision, and you will be free to leave the clinic. The entire procedure should take less than an hour, and you should be able to return to your normal life immediately.

Tenex Recovery

The total recovery period from start to finish should be between three to six weeks. During this time, your foot doctor will recommend using ice for the swelling, anti-inflammatories as needed, and as much rest as possible to promote healing in the area. After about one week of extra rest and recovery, you should be able to live your life as usual for the remainder of the recovery period, provided that you take special care of your healing foot.


Results of Tenex

If you are struggling to cope with your plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis, Tenex is an effective treatment option that should provide near-immediate relief. Most patients notice a reduction in pain caused by their foot condition after just a few days. Over time, many patients report that their discomfort continues to diminish as their foot continues to heal.

Aside from pain relief, Tenex offers many other benefits, including: 

  • Rapid healing time
  • Few and rare potential side effects
  • Typically covered by insurance
  • No stitches required

If you have tried alternative treatments such as physical therapy, splinting, or steroid injections to no avail, Tenex may be an excellent option to get you walking comfortably again.

Contact Us Today To Learn More!

Have you tried more conservative options for treating your plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis pain that just isn't working? Contact us today to book a consultation with one of our award-winning Downtown NYC podiatrists, and let's figure out if Tenex is right for you.

To book your initial consultation, call us at 917-398-3668 or book your consultation online.

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