One common complaint, many causes!
One of the most common problems we see in our office is heel pain. Usually patients come to us when the pain is severe enough to limit their activities, and it can certainly do that. There are many different causes of generalized discomfort or pain in the heel, but one of the most frequently seen is plantar fasciitis.
When to Get Seek Podiatric Care
When you know your heel hurts but you don’t know why, you should call in the experts. Since it might be caused by any number of underlying causes, it is important to come in for a correct diagnosis. Without knowing exactly what is causing your discomfort, it’s almost impossible to create a treatment plan for you. Treatment can include physical therapy, orthotics, changing your shoes, icing the foot, cortisone shots, ESWT, platelet rich plasma therapy or even surgery in severe instances. Always talk to us before taking medications or starting a treatment plan.
Call Dr. Rahn Ravenell at Coastal Podiatry at the first sign of pain, swelling, discoloration, or any other unusual symptoms you may feel. Catching heel pain early can mean the difference between healthy feet and chronic discomfort. At Coastal Podiatry, we are fully equipped to handle all of your podiatric needs. We want your feet healthy just as much as you do. Don’t suffer in silence in any longer, call today!
Tenex Health TX™
Plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis, an inflammation, irritation and swelling of the tendon, comes from an injury or doing the things you love or need to do—over and over again. Repetitive motions, no matter how ordinary, can cause small micro tears that occur each time you use your tendon. When the micro tears do not heal properly, tendinosis (tendon degeneration) can occur.
Percutaneous tenotomy or percutaneous fasciotomy, using ultrasonic energy powered by the Tenex Health TX™ System, is a safe and quick procedure specially designed for those who are suffering from painful conditions associated with chronic tendon damage. The procedure treats tendinosis or fasciitis in the ankle and foot.
Tenex Health TX is based on advanced technology developed in collaboration with the world renowned Mayo Clinic.
Tenex Health TX™ benefits:
If you have tried physical therapy, cortisone injections, medication, or just taking time to ice, stretch and rest and are still in pain, talk to us. We now have a solution that does not involve general or open surgery, may give you quick pain reduction and should have you back to enjoying the things you love in a few weeks to a few months.
Patient benefits may include:
- Quick pain relief
- Rapid return to normal activities
- Local anesthetic used instead of general anesthesia
- No sutures, no stitches (requires only a small, adhesive bandage)
- 20-minute, minimally invasive procedure (not open surgery)
- Coverage by most insurances
How does Tenex Health TX™ work?
- Precisely targets your damaged tissue.
- Gently removes damaged tissue.
- Requires no stitches.
- Can offer nearly instant pain relief with a rapid recovery.
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As a percutaneous tenotomy or percutaneous fasciotomy procedure, Tenex Health TX is typically covered by Medicare-approved and private health insurers. It is always recommended that patients consult the treating physician and individual health plan. For more information, visit www.tenexhealth.com.