As plantar fasciitis occurs due to repetitive motion it causes small micro tears within the plantar fascia. A new technique called Tenex percutaneous plantar fascia repair has been developed. Tenex utilizes ultrasonic energy, it is safe and quick, and specifically designed for those who are suffering from painful condition associated with chronic plantar fasciitis.
I also use it on chronic Achilles tendonitis. Now I offer this solution that does not involve general open surgery, and it gives my patients quick relief of pain and carries a 95% success rate. My patients have reported to me that they absolutely did not want to have open plantar fasciotomy where a surgeon cuts or severs the whole plantar fascia. Potentially, that can cause future problems as the severing of the tendon can cause flattening of the arch and future arthritic changes within the foot.
The Tenex plantar fascia repair procedure is done at the surgery center under intravenous sedation with local anesthesia and it allows my patients to rapidly return to normal activities and achieve quick relief of pain. No sutures are required, and it is covered by most insurances. I have performed this procedure on professional athletes and Olympic runners with a high success rate.