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The Achilles tendon is the strong tendon in the back of the leg joining the calf muscle and the back of the heel bone. It is one of the longest tendons in our body and because it is one of the most active it is very susceptible to chronic injury. Common symptoms are pain and stiffness at the back of the heel and the Achilles tendon can be sore to the touch. There can be swelling that can make walking difficult and painful.
At our clinic, we offer all modes of treatments for heel pain from conservative to minimally invasive surgery. Most cases can be resolved conservatively. Timely intervention and treatment prevent heel pain problems from becoming chronic. 25 years of experience ensures you will receive the appropriate treatment plan. Wait times for appointments at our clinics are relatively short. We are always happy to welcome new patients into our family foot care practice.
Often the problem is caused by excessive pronation (when the arch flattens when the patient is standing). In many cases, a biomechanical exam and a pair of orthopedic insoles (custom orthotics) are simple solutions. Other treatments can include prescription medication, ankle supports, night splints, physical therapy, and more. If appropriate treatment is delayed the problem can become chronic and could eventually require long-term immobilization or even surgery. Make an appointment with your Podiatrist as soon as possible to discover the best and most rapid solution for your situation.
Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury caused by excessive pulling of the tendon. The Achilles tendon is responsible for the movement of the foot and ankle in running, walking, and all other sports. Achilles tendinitis is very common in athletes, especially basketball and tennis players. The pain is situated at the back of the foot and ankle and can be chronic. If proper shoes, rest and icing the area does not resolve the problem it may be time to consult a Podiatrist to remedy the situation. Early treatment for Achilles tendon pain provides the best chance for a full and complete recovery in the quickest time possible.