Heel pain can be caused by many things, but when the culprit is Achilles tendinitis, an ultrasound treatment called Tenex can reduce heel pain. Rather than masking the symptoms with medication or trying to fix the tendon with surgery, this therapy uses a minimally-invasive procedure to remove the damage and scar tissue so the tendon can heal and function normally without pain.
We use an ultrasound image to locate the damaged tissue. Then we numb the area and insert the TX MicroTip through a tiny incision right to the spot of the scar tissue or damage. Using high-frequency sound vibrations, the device breaks down the unwanted tissue and removes it. The action does not harm the surrounding healthy cells, but the vibrations stimulate them to reproduce and form new, healthy tissue.
The procedure is quick, and has few side effects because anesthesia is not needed, and there are no stitches to care for—just a regular bandage over the tiny incision. The pain relief may be almost immediate, and the tendon quickly heals. Most can return to activity in six weeks or less.
If you have sore heels, call Parker Foot & Ankle at (281) 497-2850 to see if this advanced treatment may help you.