Are you one of the more than 10 million Americans who suffers from severe joint pain due to damaged tendons? In addition to being extremely painful, this condition keeps patients from their normal activities because it limits the joint’s range of motion.
Enter modern medical technology! In collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, Tenex Health has developed a state-of-the-art non-surgical treatment for tendon pain called Tenex Health TX™. This minimally-invasive procedure uses ultrasonic energy to remove damaged tissue and trigger a healing response within the tendon. The ultrasonic energy is so focused that healthy tissue is preserved.
Conditions that Benefit from Tenex Health TX™ Treatments
Tendons connect the muscles to the bones in our joints. Tendons and muscles partner together to allow us to move our joints so we can walk, lift and move in many ways.
Sometimes tendons become damaged from overuse or injury. This causes microtears of the fibers within the tendon. Movement of the joint becomes very painful and the range of motion is limited. Left untreated, the condition can degenerate and become increasingly more painful.
Tenex Health TX™ treatments can benefit injuries caused by sudden or extreme movement, overuse or weight-bearing activities with inadequate support including:
- Achilles tendinitis or inflammation of the Achilles tendon
- Heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, or inflammation of the plantar fascia tissue that attaches to the heel bone and runs along the bottom of the foot
- Other athletic injuries such as swimmer’s shoulder, tennis elbow and runner’s knee
Not only athletes can benefit from Tenex Health TX™ treatments! Often individuals performing repetitive motion tasks suffer tendon and heel pain such as runners, workers who stand on their feet for long periods like waiters and mail carriers, and those who wear tight shoes like high heels or footwear with inadequate support like flip-flops.
When To Consider Tenex Health TX™ Treatments
If you suffer from chronic tendon or heel pain, come in to Your Next Step for a consultation. If after trying conservative measures such as icing, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and cortisone injections your pain still persists, we will discuss treatment with Tenex Health TX™.
We perform the treatments in our offices and they take only about 20 minutes! We will apply local anesthetic and you will leave our office with only an adhesive bandage – no stitches required. There is no need for follow-up physical therapy and most patients are able to resume normal activities in 2-6 weeks.
We Have the Solution to Your Heel Pain
Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich and Dr. Aliza V. Eisen, board certified or qualified podiatrists at Your Next Step are experts in Tenex Health TX™ technology and can resolve your tendinitis or heel pain. Please contact us for an evaluation. You’ll find contact information at the website for our Ardmore, Paoli and Downingtown offices.