Topaz Tendon Procedure Specialist

Eastside Podiatry PLLC

Board Certified Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgeon & Diabetic Wound Care Specialists located in St. Clair Shores, MI

Do you suffer from foot pain that just won’t go away? If so, find out if the TOPAZ™ tendon procedure performed by the experts at Eastside Podiatry PLLC in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, is right for you. Led by Hatim Burhani, DPM, FACFAS, and Siraj Panchbhaiya, DPM, the practice offers this state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedure to individuals who have pain from chronic tendon inflammation. To learn more about Eastside Podiatry PLLC and the Topaz tendon procedure, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Topaz Tendon Procedure Q & A

What is the TOPAZ™ tendon procedure?

The Topaz tendon procedure is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to break up painful, inflammation-causing scar tissue at the bottoms of your feet and other tendons.

This procedure can treat a variety of painful chronic conditions, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Achilles tendonitis

Eastside Podiatry PLLC can also use the Topaz tendon procedure to treat any other tendon-related inflammation in your foot.

How does the Topaz tendon procedure work? 

The Topaz tendon procedure makes use of a device called the TOPAZ™ MicroDebrider COBLATION™ Wand, which emits RF energy.

Before starting your procedure, your Eastside Podiatry PLLC team numbs the area they are going to work on with a local anesthetic. Then, they draw a grid pattern on the bottom of your foot, carefully marking spots they plan to treat.

Once you’re prepped, your team begins the procedure. During the procedure, they insert the Topaz device into your skin at each marked spot and guide it down to the inflamed scar tissue. In order to reach the tissue, they usually have to probe about an inch into your skin. 

There, they activate the device’s RF feature, so that it can dissolve this scar tissue. All in all, it takes about half a second to reach and dissolve your scar tissue at each marked spot.

What happens after my Topaz tendon procedure?

Once your team has completed the Topaz tendon procedure, they bandage up your foot, and depending on your condition, they either splint or cast your foot to allow you to bear weight on it immediately.

If the practice places your foot in a splint or cast, you can expect to wear it for two to four weeks. As your tissue heals, it replaces the old inflamed scar tissue with healthy tissue that decreases your pain and allows for greater mobility.

Is the Topaz tendon procedure right for me?

Anyone with chronic tendon inflammation can consider the Topaz tendon procedure at Eastside Podiatry PLLC. 

However, The Topaz tendon procedure is an especially appealing option if you’ve tried more conservative treatments in the past, such as anti-inflammatory medications, stretching, massage, physical therapy, or insoles, and you still have persistent pain. 

Don’t let foot pain and tendon inflammation hold you back anymore. Instead, find out if the Topaz tendon procedure at Eastside Podiatry PLLC can help you. Book your consultation by calling the office or using the online booking tool.