Alamitos - Seal Beach Podiatry Group

Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation - RFNA

Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation - RFNA - foot

Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation (RFNA) is a minimally invasive procedure used for the treatment of chronic foot pain. RFNA is a quick and relatively painless procedure which uses radiofrequency energy to disrupt nerve function. Certain foot and ankle conditions may manifest with symptoms of sharp shooting pain, burning, tingling, or pins and needles. These symptoms may be due to peripheral nerve impingement and can often be successfully treated with RFNA. 

The benefits of RFNA include

  • No down time
  • Quick 15-20 minute in-office procedure 
  • Minimally invasive (no incision) 
  • Improved Clinical outcomes 

Indications for RFNA Therapy in the Lower Extremity

  • Chronic Plantar Fasciitis 
  • Baxter's Neuritis
  • Peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Neuroma 

Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation - RFNA- device

What people are saying about Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation - RFNA

August 5, 2014

I wanted to take the opportunity to say that the RFA procedure was an absolute success. I have been pain free for over two years!! Prior to the procedure the pain was relentless, unbearable and I was constantly making choices regarding social events based on how far I would have to walk and God forbid stand! This is no longer an issue in my day to day life choices, what a relief to have this past me~ Thank you Dr. Richie!

Donna G.
March 10, 2014

I was plagued with plantar fasciitis for years, and as a runner, it severely impacted my ability to train and participate in races. I tried numerous things including stretching and several types of night splints with limited success. I was ready to consider a surgical procedure when Dr. Richie told me about RF which had very minimal downtime and could be performed in the office. The procedure was performed on a Tuesday and I did a 10K run the following Saturday with only slight soreness. Since then, I’ve had absolutely no plantar fasciitis discomfort or symptoms. From my perspective, it was a “miracle cure”.

Brian B.