Maybe the pain is in your elbow or your knee or your ankle. No matter what you’ve tried it doesn’t go away. You’ve talked to your doctor and followed their recommended treatments, but every day the pain is still there. It’s hard to perform your daily activities.
Your doctor says you have tendinosis, a deterioration of the collagen in your tendon. While many people recover with plenty of rest, light exercise, and collagen-boosting vitamins, your case just hasn’t resolved. You’re wondering if there isn’t one last treatment to try when you hear about Tenex Health TX.
What is Tenex Health TX?
Tenex Health TX is a technology designed to precisely cut and remove degenerated soft tissue such as the damaged ends of your painful tendons. This allows healthy tissue to heal and function pain-free.
Surgeries called tenotomy and fasciotomy have long been used to remove damaged tendon and plantar fascia tissue, but Tenex Health TX makes these surgeries minimally invasive. Now, all that is needed is local anesthesia for numbing and a 3mm microincision. There isn’t even a need for stitches! This greatly reduces the risk of infection and recovery time.
What does it treat?
The Tenex Health TX technique is suitable for curing chronic pain from the following conditions:
- Shoulder tendinosis
- Lateral or medial epicondylosis
- Gluteal tendinosis of the hip
- Patellar tendinosis
- Achilles tendinosis
- Plantar fasciitis
It works by removing the damaged tissues that are causing you pain and stimulating healing in the remaining healthy tissue. While some treatments may merely relieve the pain, the technology of Tenex Health actually fixes the source of your pain.
Who are suitable candidates for the procedure?
Not everyone with tendon or plantar fasciitis pain is a candidate for Tenex Health’s procedure. As many as 80% of tendinosis patients will recover using conservative treatments within 6 months of first experiencing pain. However, if traditional treatments have not worked for you and your pain has become chronic, it’s time to talk to your doctor about treating your tendinosis with Tenex Health TX. There’s a chance that you have necrotic tissue that is causing your pain, and the only real solution is to remove it.
What is recovery like?
Because the Tenex Health surgery is so simple, recovery is no more than 4-6 weeks. That’s incredibly short compared to a 6-month recovery after traditional open surgery! Your doctor will give you instructions for recovery, but you should be able to return to your normal activities quickly.
You may experience some soreness in the treated area for a short period of time, but this can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication. For any other questions about recovery, consult your doctor.
How effective is Tenex Health TX?
Surgically removing damaged tissues for pain relief is not a new treatment, but the technology used by Tenex Health is cutting-edge. It was developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and was approved by the FDA in 2013. Since then, over 81,000 procedures have been successfully performed using this technology. Clinical tests were performed with as much as 3 years of positive follow-up on patients, and over 20 published studies have proven it is an incredibly effective treatment for tendinosis and plantar fasciitis pain.
You don’t have to live with chronic tendon pain. If other treatments have not worked and your pain has become debilitating, talk to your doctor about surgery using Tenex Health TX. This simple, innovative procedure has helped thousands of patients enjoy life again pain-free.
If you’re having joint pain, schedule an appointment at the Midwest Orthopedic Clinic. We specialize in treating all kinds of orthopedic and musculoskeletal issues and can help you find the solution you need to return to your desired activities.