Tenex Health TX® was developed in collaboration with the MAYO Clinic. It is a minimally invasive technology used to treat chronic tendon pain by combining ultrasound imaging with our advanced TX MicroTip technology to eliminate the damaged tissue causing pain.
Tenex for Plantar Fasciitis, Tendinitis and Ankle Pain
Tenex has been clinically proven to reduce tendinitis in the ankle as well as plantar fasciitis in the foot without surgery. Patients experience decreased pain and improved functionality with minimal downtime. This treatment combines ultrasound imaging and patented TX MicroTip technology to provide relief. Many injections and medications simply mask the painful symptoms of chronic pain – but Tenex eliminates the damaged and degenerated tissue that actually causes it.
About the Tenex Procedure in our Hawthorne, NJ Office
- Tenex is FDA-approved and covered by most insurance, including Medicare.
- Tenex is a quick outpatient procedure, and it does not require general anesthesia – most patients drive themselves home right afterwards and many experience pain relief right away.
- Many medications and injections require multiple courses of treatment, but over 85% of Dr. Kesler’s patients experience relief in just one treatment. Dr. Kesler uses ultrasound imaging to identify the location of damaged tissue and apply the treatment directly to the affected area, removing the cause of the pain.
- The tissue is located, and then the affected area is numbed with a local anesthetic. A minor incision is made and then the TX MicroTip is inserted; ultrasonic energy gently and safely breaks down damaged tissue.
- After the procedure, you’ll receive a adhesive bandage over the small incision – no stitches required.
- The typical recovery time is 6-8 weeks (75% less than time required for open surgery). The ultrasound targets only the damaged tissue, so healthy tissue remains undisturbed. You may take over-the-counter pain medication, but many patients don’t need it.
- You may need to avoid weight-bearing activities and exercises for two weeks, and a walking boot may also be necessary.