Those looking for expert podiatry in Dallas, TX, can turn to Dallas Podiatry Works for the latest treatment options and the highest level of care. Modern advancements in the world of podiatry means there’s no shortage of ways to treat your foot and ankle pain. Treatment options are recommended on a case-by-cases basis, but many patients have found relief with Radiofrequency Ablation.
One treatment method known as radiofrequency nerve ablation uses radiofrequency energy to create heat in the affected area to disrupt the transmission of pain. The radiofrequency waves essentially disable the pain-causing nerve and eliminate the pain signals that are being sent to the brain. This method has proven effective in treating the heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis by eliminating the sensation of pain in the heel.
Radiofrequency ablation is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive procedure that’s always performed on an outpatient basis. Treatment takes about 10 minutes, with a short recovery period. All patients are able to walk immediately after treatment.
Some patients experience slight pain from the procedure, but it’s typically short-lived. Most patients report relief from pain as soon as 10 days after treatment, with a few experiencing immediate relief, and others taking up to three weeks for resolution.