Tenex Procedure

A breakthrough treatment is available for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis in the foot and ankle! 

For patients who have struggled with heel pain or Achilles tendon pain and aren't getting better, this may be the treatment for you. 

Tenex is a minimally invasive surgery which involves treating damaged fascia or tendon tissue with an ultrasound wand. The wand tip is about the same size as a standard needle for heel spur injections. The procedure requires minimal down time, and most patients are walking in regular footwear two weeks after the procedure, compared to 6 weeks or longer following traditional surgical treatment of Achilles Tendonitis or Plantar Fasciitis. 

ultrasound achilles tendon

The Ultrasound image above shows the Achilles tendon with an area of diseased/damaged tendon. The Tenex Procedure targets the diseased portion. During the Tenex procedure, the wand is guided to the diseased portion of tissue and only the diseased tissue is treated. 

 

 plantar fasciitis ultrasound

Above is an ultrasound image of the plantar fascia showing a damaged portion of fascia. 

 

Below is a clinical photo of the Tenex procedure in action treating an inflamed Achilles tendon. 

 

Recovery following the Tenex Procedure is 2 weeks in a boot walker followed by a gradual return to normal activities. This is 4-6 weeks less recovery time than traditional surgery. The procedure has been extensively studied for treatment of painful elbows, knees, Achilles and plantar fascia. It is a great procedure if you have chronic Achilles pain or plantar fascial pain and are considering surgery.

For more information or to see if Tenex is right for your painful Achilles or painful heel, call us today!