Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation

Can Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation by Dr. E Get Rid of Your Heel Pain?

Dr. E has helped hundreds of New Yorkers find relief from heel spurs and plantar fasciitis pain using various methods, including radiofrequency nerve ablation. He has performed radiofrequency nerve ablation (RFNA or RFA) to treat several medical conditions, including plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, stress fractures, and other heel and arch problems. Dr. E most commonly treats patients with RFNA  in his Brooklyn and Queens offices.

What Is Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation?

Dr. Emanuel Fuzaylov, an expert in radiofrequency nerve ablation in Queens and Brooklyn, performs this procedure on patients suffering from plantar fasciitis and bone spurs. The procedure focuses on correcting abnormalities with the tendon in the arch of the foot and bone spurs growing from the heel bone, usually into the arch area, but sometimes up the back of the heel. Dr. E usually does this procedure in his Queens or Brooklyn office.

You’ll lie on your stomach and receive some medication to relax and a local anesthetic to numb your foot and heel. Dr. E will then insert a needle into the painful area and, using an X-ray to guide him, pinpoint the problem area. Using a needle and radio frequencies, he will briefly heat the nerve tissues causing your pain to stop the nerve from sending pain signals. You may temporarily experience some tingling during this procedure, which is normal.

You can go home a few hours after the procedure; healing takes just a few days. The staff at Dr. Fuzaylov’s office can give you detailed post-RFA care instructions. Queens and Brooklyn residents who have radiofrequency nerve ablation by Dr. E will experience almost immediate pain reduction.

Advantages of Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation by Dr. E

Treating plantar fasciitis, bone spurs, or any problem with the heel or arch of the foot is complicated. The pain involved and lengthy healing time after surgery can significantly impact the patient’s ability to work and maintain a normal lifestyle for weeks or even months if they have to undergo surgery or months of physical therapy. With radiofrequency nerve ablation, Queens and Brooklyn patients can usually return to normal activities the day after receiving treatment with minimal or no discomfort. There is no external scarring, no need to wear a prosthetic device or bandages, and no need to take additional time off work.

Among the many advantages of radiofrequency nerve ablation for heel and foot pain are:

  • ·         Minimally invasive
  • ·         Almost no recovery time
  • ·         In-office procedure with no hospital stay
  • ·         No need to wear a cast or boot, no need to use a cane
  • ·         No need to miss weeks of work
  • ·         Don’t have to sever or surgically change the plantar fascia, so the arch of the foot is maintained
  • ·         More effective than orthotics and physical therapy for severe heel pain
  • ·         Last for years and can be permanent
  • ·         100% success rate for reducing or eliminating heel pain

Results and Possible Side Effects

Queens and Brooklyn Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation patients usually benefit from complete or partial pain relief for several years after Dr. E performs the RFNA procedure. The results vary depending on a variety of factors, and the procedure can be repeated if necessary.

As with any procedure, there are risks, but the risks with RFA are exceptionally low. Serious complications such as infection and bleeding are exceedingly rare. Some patients may have temporary side effects, including weakness or tingling in the legs or mild bruising or swelling at the incision site. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Dr. E’s office.

For anyone in Brooklyn or Queens suffering from heel pain, an appointment with Dr. E is the first step. You can learn more about radiofrequency nerve ablation and how it can reduce or eliminate heel pain through a simple, in-office procedure using the latest technology. Call 718-873-3174 today to schedule an appointment to discuss your heel pain and how Dr. E can help alleviate it.

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