Foot problems can cause you to be sidelined for an extended period of time, and may interfere with your ability to go about your daily routine the way you want to. Fortunately, the methods of treatment that are used to address such issues has become more advanced thanks to state-of-the-art technology. Two such examples that we make available here at Foot Associates New York are platelet rich plasma and Tenex.
Tenex is typically done to address tendon problems. It is used often and successfully for areas other than the foot, such as for elbows and knees. Where our Midtown podiatry office puts it into action is for plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. Tenex uses ultrasound so that our foot surgeon can see the injured tissue and either remove or repair it. This type of procedure is associated with far greater precision and accuracy than traditional surgical methods. And surrounding tissue won’t be affected. All this is a way of saying that you will have a much better chance for a positive outcome and for more rapid healing. And that is encouraging. PRP is different. It’s a treatment that uses your own blood as a way to achieve outstanding results. It is the platelets in the blood which your body uses for healing. With PRP, our Midtown podiatry office takes your own blood, runs it through a centrifuge so that your own blood injected directly back into the site of the problem contains a much higher percentage of platelets. This is a completely natural way of treatment, and is relatively risk-free, especially when compared to standard surgical methods.
At our Midtown podiatry office, our highest priority is your foot health, and that includes increasing the efficiency of the care that gets you back to an optimal degree of wellness and ensuring you are free of pain. Contact us to set up an appointment.