Approximately 2 million people in the United States suffer from plantar fasciitis, the condition in which the sole of your foot is inflamed due to overuse and excess pressure. At City Podiatry in New York City, the board-certified podiatrists are committed to providing the latest treatment options to people looking to avoid surgery and get rid of the pain. Through comprehensive Tenex Health TXⓇ treatments, the team of expert podiatrists can get you back to walking free of pain. Schedule an appointment at the Midtown Manhattan office online or by phone today to learn more.

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What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to when the supportive tissue on the sole of your foot gets inflamed because of too much stress. In most cases, people with high arches or flat feet suffer from plantar fasciitis because the shape of their foot puts too much strain on the sole.

Plantar fasciitis can also develop as a result of being overweight. The more you weigh, the more pressure you put on your foot, causing damage to the plantar fascia (the sole of your foot).

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis and how is it diagnosed?

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is extreme heel pain following a period of rest. So, for example, if you experience severe pain the moment you put your foot down on the floor when you wake up, you might be exhibiting symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

During your appointment at City Podiatry, your podiatrist examines your foot and orders an X-ray to evaluate the state of your plantar fasciitis. If they determine you need treatment, they might recommend Tenex to effectively eliminate your pain and avoid surgery.

What is Tenex?

Tenex refers to a treatment alternative to heel pain that bypasses your need for heel surgery. In most cases, patients struggling with plantar fasciitis require Tenex treatment.

During your appointment at City Podiatry, your doctor first starts by using ultrasound diagnostic technology to identify the area of tissue in the foot that needs treatment. Once your doctor has identified the treatment area, they use a numbing agent and create a tiny incision directly on the connector. Your doctor then inserts the Tenex MicroTipⓇ (a hollow needle) in the treatment area.

Your doctor then uses ultrasound frequency to agitate the MicroTip. With the help of the on-screen image, your doctor guides the tip to the scarred or damaged area of your foot. The ultrasonic frequencies break down and eliminate the scar tissue without affecting the neighboring area. In doing so, it also stimulates cell regeneration and boosts your healing process.

It should take you up to six weeks to fully recover from this treatment, a much shorter period than with traditional heel surgery.

Do you have known tendon issues or continuous heel pain? Tenex might be the right treatment to get you back on your feet pain-free. Schedule an appointment at City Podiatry online or by phone today to learn more about its benefits.