Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Coastal Podiatry

Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in Mount Pleasant, SC & Moncks Corner, SC

One of the most common problems of the feet is heal pain. There are many different causes of generalized discomfort or pain in the heel, but one of the most frequently seen is plantar fasciitis. Coastal Podiatry, LLC can treat plantar fasciitis at the offices in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Plantar Fasciitis Q&A

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an injury that results from repetitive stress in the feet. It affects the strong bands of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the base of the toes. Plantar fasiitis is characterized by small micro-tears along the band, resulting in pain which can be anything from a dull ache to a sharp stabbing feeling in the sole of the foot. If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can last for months or even years.

What is Tenex Health TX™?

Tenex Health TX MicroTip is used to treat Plantar fasciitis, with special focus on inflammation, irritation and swelling of the tendon. When the micro tears caused by plantar fasciitis do not heal properly, tendon degeneration will result. The Tenex Health TX™ System, is a safe and quick procedure specially designed for those who are suffering from painful conditions associated with the damage to the tendon. It is based on advanced technology developed in collaboration with the world renowned Mayo Clinic. It works by precisely targeting the damaged tissue using ultrasound imaging to visualize and identify the specific location of the damaged tendon tissue. Once the source is located, the area of the tendon is numbed with local anesthetic. Your doctor will then use a gentle ultrasonic energy to break down and remove the damaged tissue. Because the incision is so small and the ultrasonic energy precisely treats only the damaged tendon tissue, the surrounding healthy tissue is left unharmed.

What are the Tenex Health TX™ Benefits?

Tenex Health TX

gives you quick pain relief with a fast recovery process. Other benefits may include:

  • 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
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