Tenex Procedure for Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis and Tennis Elbow
Tendon pain and plantar fasciitis can make once-simple movements difficult and hold you back from your favorite activities. When standard therapies aren’t successful, look to the experts at Henry Ford.
We offer leading therapies, like the Tenex procedure. This minimally invasive technique offers lasting tendon pain relief and a quick recovery. One short procedure is often all that’s necessary to get rid of the pain for good.
About minimally invasive tendonitis and plantar fasciitis care
Plantar fasciitis and tendonitis are injuries affecting thick bands of supportive tissue in the foot and near joints throughout the body. Injuries and everyday activities can cause strain, leading to tiny tears and scar tissue in the tendons. The condition worsens over time, causing swelling that makes it difficult to move.
Sometimes a procedure (debridement) is necessary to remove the damaged tissue and repair the tears. Experts at Henry Ford offer the Tenex procedure, which repairs the tissue using tiny incisions and minimally invasive technology. Focused ultrasound beams break down damaged tissue to offer a level of precision that’s not possible with traditional open surgery.
The Tenex Procedure at Henry Ford: Why choose us?
You receive care from board-certified orthopedic and sports medicine specialists. They are experienced in treating all forms of tendonitis with a level of care that helps more patients achieve lasting relief. Eight out of ten Henry Ford patients have an improvement in their symptoms after a Tenex procedure. This is above the national average.
Highlights of our program include:
- Personalized care: Our orthopedic experts take time to get to know you and your health goals. After performing a thorough evaluation, we confirm your diagnosis and whether a Tenex procedure can help. If minimally invasive debridement is right for you, there’s no rush. You schedule the procedure at a time that works for your busy lifestyle.
- Quick procedure and recovery: The Tenex procedure takes around 20 minutes. If we are treating a foot issue, you start walking right away with support from a surgical boot. All patients can expect a comfortable recovery with no need for prescription pain medication. Most patients return to their regular activities within a few weeks.
- Full range of tendonitis treatments: Henry Ford delivers comprehensive tendon pain care starting with standard treatments, such as shoe inserts. We also offer advanced options, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Find out more about orthopedic services.