Tenex Health TX™ for treatment of Plantar Fasciitis and Chronic Tendon Pain
Tendon pain, including tendonitis, in your ankle, elbow, knee or foot can take a toll on the activities you love and need to do.
Oftentimes tendonitis is treated with rest, ice, compression, elevation, over-the-counter pain medication, physical therapy and even cortisone injections.
Tendonitis is a short-term inflammation of a tendon that causes pain, while Chronic Tendon Disease is a persistent condition characterized by degeneration of tendon tissue resulting from repetitive motions, such as walking, running or standing on your feet all day.
Interventional Radiologists at Methodist Hospital offer a minimally invasive outpatient procedure called Tenex Health TX™ that may offer relief for chronic tendon pain that is often associated with conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, tendonitis and Achilles tendonitis.
The Tenex Health TX™ procedure is ultrasound-guided and allows the physician to identify and remove damaged tissue through a micro-incision without disturbing the surrounding healthy tissue. Since the surrounding healthy tissue is not disturbed, patients who undergo this procedure enjoy less discomfort and shorter recovery times as compared to traditional open surgical procedures, but achieve the same result.
This procedure takes only about 15-20 minutes to perform and allows you to return to your normal everyday activities within a few weeks.