I’ve tried physical therapy and medication for my tendon pain, but I’m afraid to try surgery. Can the Tenex TX Technique help me?
The goal of the Tenex TX Technique is to remove the source of pain, just like open surgery, in a minimally invasive manner. Because Tenex TX is minimally invasive, it requires only local anesthetic to numb the area. You do not need general anesthesia as you would in traditional open surgery. At the end of the treatment, your doctor will close the tiny incision with a Band-Aid®. You will use a walking boot for two weeks if a foot is being treated. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for the TX Technique.
Does the Tenex TX Technique hurt?
A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area. You will not feel anything during the treatment except for slight pressure. After the treatment and during your recovery, you may feel sore in the treated area for a short period of time.
How long does the Tenex TX Technique take?
The procedure itself takes less than 20 minutes to complete; the total time including before and after the procedure is about an hour and a half.
How long does it take to recover?
You will receive specific instructions based on your condition, work and lifestyle. In most cases, you will not need physical therapy or prolonged use of medications before resuming normal activities. For at least two weeks, you should not perform any weight-bearing exercise or activity. Most people return to normal activities within six weeks.
Will I have to take medications after receiving the Tenex TX Technique?
If you feel any discomfort after the treatment, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication.