Achilles tendon injuries like tendonitis account for almost one-third of all sports injuries today. At NYC Footcare PC, in Upper East Side offices at 60th and 70th Street in New York City, additional offices in Jamaica, Queens, and Plainview, New York, and a surgical center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, the skilled team including Paul Drucker, DPM, and Jarret Drucker, DPM, AACFAS, offers the highest standard of tendonitis care. Get the help you need to return to your life free from tendonitis pain today by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking tool now.
Tendonitis is inflammation in a tendon, one of the cords that connect your muscles to your bones. Your tendons are frequently in motion, and in fact, you rely on them for walking, standing, and other ordinary movements every day. Due to this frequent use, tendons can develop tiny tears that may lead to inflammation and tendonitis.
Athletes and people who regularly put a lot of stress on their feet, like runners, often develop tendonitis when they’re training particularly hard. Tendonitis risk also increases as you age.
There are several different types of tendonitis in the foot and ankle area, including
Achilles tendonitis affects the tendon that starts at the bottom of your calf muscle. It can develop at the point where the tendon tucks into your ankle. Achilles tendonitis can cause pain and soreness in the back of your heel.
Posterior tibial tendonitis affects the tendon that runs along your inner ankle and attaches around your foot arch. Tendonitis in this tendon can cause pain in your inner foot and ankle. Untreated, posterior tibial tendonitis may progress until it causes flat feet.
Peroneal tendonitis affects one or both of the two tendons in your outer ankle. It can cause outer ankle pain. Peroneal tendonitis sometimes occurs alongside other injuries, like ankle sprains.
Extensor tendonitis occurs in one or more of the foot’s extensor tendons, the tendons that run along the top of your foot and help you move your toes. This type of tendonitis causes pain at the top of the foot, usually around where your shoelaces lie.
With all types of tendonitis, it’s important to treat the condition early. Ignoring the problem could lead to increased inflammation or even a tendon rupture.
Tendonitis treatment involves treating your pain and stimulating tendon healing. In milder cases, simple treatments such as rest, activity modification, and custom orthotics allow your tendon to heal and feel better.
If you have severe tendonitis and conservative treatments aren’t helpful, the NYC Footcare PC team may recommend a cutting-edge precision medicine option called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections from your own blood. These injections can kick-start tendon repair from within your body, relieving your pain.
If you have recurrent foot or ankle pain, see the NYC Footcare PC team for an accurate diagnosis and fast tendonitis treatment. Click the provided tool to schedule online or call the nearest office now