Monday, January 14, 2013

Topaz Procedure for Chronic Heel Pain

The Topaz Procedure: Carolina Foot Specialists utilizes the latest technology in cases of chronic heel pain that fails to respond to other conservative treatments. This procedure involves inserting a treatment wand into the plantar fascia through small stab incisions on the bottom of the heel.  The procedure is done under local anesthesia with IV sedation at a surgery center. An electrical current is applied to the treatment wand that causes an increase in blood flow to the ligament, reduction in the thickening, and a dramatic decrease in pain in the plantar fasciitis. The procedure take approximately 20 minutes. After the Topaz procedure, most patients are able to return to shoes with orthotics in a week and to most all other activities in 3-4 weeks.
If you or someone you know suffers from chronic heel pain please contact our office either in West Ashley or Mount Pleasant for a consultation.