Did you know that about 2 million Americans suffer from chronic heel pain due to plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes inflammation in the supportive tissue of your feet? If you’re suffering from chronic heel pain, you know how frustrating it can make everyday tasks.
At City Podiatry in Midtown, New York City, our team of experienced podiatrists is committed to using the latest treatment options to help our patients overcome chronic heel pain, without surgery when possible. That’s why we offer comprehensive heel pain treatment with Tenex HealthTM.
Read on to learn how the Tenex procedure can help you say goodbye to chronic heel pain!
Why does plantar fasciitis cause chronic heel pain?
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue on the bottom of your feet. It runs from your heels to the base of your toes and provides support to the foot’s arches. The plantar fascia is what helps you walk, jump, and run with ease.
If the plantar fascia is strained, small tears can develop. The inflammation caused by this injury is called plantar fasciitis. It keeps the plantar fascia tight. The result? When you take your first steps after resting or sitting, the tissue pulls and causes significant pain in your heel.
Plantar fasciitis can also lead to swelling, redness, and burning in the foot and heel in addition to chronic pain. The more pressure you put on the soles of your feet by standing, running, or walking, the worse your symptoms can get. Over time, you can end up with chronic heel pain.
What are the risk factors for chronic heel pain?
Two of the more common reasons people develop chronic heel pain from plantar fasciitis is from overuse or suddenly increasing running or walking distances. Other common risk factors for plantar fasciitis include:
- Extended periods of standing
- Tight calf muscles
- Regular long-distance running
- Being overweight or obese
- Not wearing supportive shoes
If plantar fasciitis goes untreated, surgery can be required — especially if the tendon ruptures.
How can the Tenex procedure help?
The Tenex procedure offers a minimally invasive alternative to surgical intervention for plantar fasciitis and chronic heel pain. Tenex uses ultrasound frequency delivered through a hollow needle to break up the scar tissue plantar fasciitis causes.
The incision required to insert the hollow needle is small and usually only requires a normal bandage instead of sutures or stitches. Because Tenex is precise, only the damaged tissue is affected by treatment, speeding the recovery process.
Most patients fully recover in about 4-6 weeks, much faster than traditional heel surgery. And patients usually only need one Tenex treatment to say goodbye to chronic heel pain and plantar fasciitis for good!
How can I learn more about Tenex and chronic heel pain?
At City Podiatry, our team works hard to create a treatment plan personalized for you. Your board-certified podiatrist evaluates your health history and symptoms to ensure Tenex is right for your chronic heel pain. We take the time to answer your questions and listen to your concerns before recommending any treatment options.
You don’t have to live with chronic heel pain any longer! Tenex treatments can help you say goodbye to chronic pain for good. Contact our Midtown, NYC office or request an appointment online now!