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Chronic Tendon Pain Procedure

Suffer from Chronic Tendon Pain?

Our procedures help relieve pain at the source to promote healing.

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What is Chronic Tendon Disease or Tendinosis?

An endoscopic rhizotomy is a minimally invasive endoscopic surgery that allows direct visualization of the medial branch nerves that supply the facet joints in the back of the spine. This procedure may also be called a facet joint denervation.

Pain and discomfort to an affected tendon for approximately 3 months or more are when tendonitis becomes Chronic Tendon Disease, medically known as tendinosis, and at this point should be treated differently.

Chronic Tendon Disease can happen to any tendon and is most commonly located in the shoulders, lateral and medial epicondyles, patellar tendons, Achilles tendons, and plantar fascia.

Which is Commonly known as:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendon Pain

Once again, it is a short amount of time before tendinitis becomes painful tendinosis and occurs when there is tendon trauma or tendonitis fails to heal through conservative therapies such as:

  • ice and rest
  • physical therapy
  • compression and elevation
  • injections
  • medications

Tenex Health TXTM - Your Solution

Tenex Health TXTM is a minimally invasive procedure that provides relief for chronic tendon pain with a one-time* ultrasonic treatment.

It allows you to identify and specifically cut and remove diseased, pain-generating soft tissue, leaving healthy tissue undisturbed while stimulating a healing response in tendons and other musculoskeletal structures.

Unlike conventional interventions that require open surgery, Tenex Health TX does what traditional treatments can’t. With this system, our specialists use a needle to do the work in replace of a scalpel.

We have answers and options to relieve pain from Herniated Discs, Disc Bulges, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Pinched Nerve, Annular Disc Tear, Degenerative Disc disease, Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis, Radiculopathy, Bone Spurs/Osteophytes and Facet Joint Syndrome.

Free Pain Screening Quiz

Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Arizona Pain Treatment Centers will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors. Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

Free Pain Screening Quiz

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FAST™ Technique

FAST™ Technique — Fasciotomy and Surgical Tenotomy — is an innovative, gentle method for percutaneous cutting and removal of tissue and restoration of natural tendon and soft tissue function. The FAST Technique utilizing the TX1™ Tissue Removal System can be used to address the most common areas for tendon and soft tissue injuries including:

• Lateral and medial epicondyle
• Patellar tendon
• Rotator cuff
• Plantar fascia
• Achilles tendon

Based on technology developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, FAST combines conventional ultrasonic imaging for visualization with the advanced TX1 Tissue Removal System.

Tendon treatment


The TX1 MicroTip simultaneously cuts and debrides diseased tendons or other soft tissue in various musculoskeletal structures. This video demonstrates the removal of pathologic tissue in the lateral epicondyle of the elbow.

Fast and Minimally Invasive

The FAST Technique enables doctors to provide their patients with a rapid and precise option for removing pathologic soft tissue without an open surgical procedure.

• Perform under local anesthetic with the patient completely awake
• Percutaneous insertion of TX1 MicroTip
• Requires only a nurse or technician to assist with system controls
• Tiny micro insertion minimizes infection risk
• Treatment performed in 15 minutes or less
• Tiny microincision (3 mm) closed with an adhesive bandage
• Anticipated patient recovery time is approximately 6 weeks to return to normal activity levels

What To Expect

Since 1997, our multi-disciplinary team has been helping our community and changing lives.

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Our care is ‘backed’ by our entire team and we are now ready to take amazing care of you! From Non-Surgical Procedures and Non-Steroidal Injections to custom Muscle Work Treatments, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

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