Fast, minimally invasive relief for heel pain
Persistent heel pain can severely affect your quality of life, making it difficult to walk, and impossible to enjoy the activities you love. Most heel pain results from a condition called plantar fascitis, which is a strain on the plantar fascia—the ligament supporting the arch of your foot.
Traditional treatment for this condition can involve stretching, ice therapy, and corrective shoes that allow the ligament to heal on its own by removing the strain. But heel pain recovery with traditional techniques is a long process. With a TOPAZ treatment, conditions like plantar fascitis and tendon strain can be treated faster and more effectively, relieving your heel pain permanently.
How does TOPAZ work?
The TOPAZ treatment uses a technology called Coblation to treat tendons and fascia. Following the application of a local or light general anesthetic, a small incision is made at the affected area, and an instrument called the TOPAZ MicroDebrider is applied on and around the tendon in multiple locations. The device removes small amounts of tissue while guiding a light application of radiofrequency energy into the tendon.
TOPAZ treatments take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and the patient is able to leave the clinic as soon as the effects of the anesthesia wear off.
What to expect following a TOPAZ treatment
One of the greatest benefits of this procedure is the ability to return to daily activities quickly. Patients who are treated with TOPAZ can often return to light activity after 2 to 3 days, and pain is greatly reduced in one week following the application.
Following the TOPAZ treatment, you may need to use crutches for two to three weeks. Complete recovery of the foot occurs in 8 to 12 weeks following the treatment. This procedure has been performed on more than 5 million patients, with a very high success rate.
If you’re suffering from chronic heel pain, contact us to find out whether you can benefit from a TOPAZ treatment.