Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.
Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In persistent cases, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy may be used to treat unresponsive heel pain.
Reston, Manassas and Leesburg Foot and Ankle Centers is now offering Tenex Health TX. Please call our office for more information
Is your pain interfering with your work, your play or simply living your life? Are you silently suffering because you were previously told there is no other option for you but a major or invasive surgery with a long recovery? Or perhaps you know that all the ice and stretching is not going to make your pain disappear?
If you have taken the time to stretch, rest, ice, used a compression bandage, elevated the injured area (R I C E), tried medication, physical therapy, maybe even a cortisone injection 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.
We CAN help!
Our practice offers Tenex Health TX™, a safe, quick procedure specially designed for those who are suffering from painful conditions associated with tendon damage, commonly referred to as Achilles tendonitis or Plantar fasciitis.
The Tenex Health TX System is based on advanced technology developed in collaboration with the world renowned Mayo Clinic. It combines ultrasound imaging (which is also used to see a baby in the womb) to identify damaged tissue with the advanced TX MicroTip™ which precisely breaks down and removes only the damaged tissue that causes pain. Removing the damaged tissue allows the tendon to heal and provides pain relief. The Tenex Health TX procedure is not open surgery and can be performed in an office or procedure room in an outpatient surgery center.
Tenex Health TX benefits:
- 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)
- Minimally invasive, not open surgery
- Covered by most insurances
We are here for you...
You don’t have to live with pain! We are happy to discuss Tenex Health TX or any other option that may work for you. Please call our office at (703) 437-6333 to schedule a consultation. You can also find more information on the procedure at www.tenexhealth.com.
For more information on heel pain in the Reston, VA area, please contact Reston Foot and Ankle Center at (703) 437-6333.