Tendonitis Q & A
What is tendonitis?
Tendonitis is a term that means one or more of your tendons is inflamed. Your tendons, which are found all over your body, connect your muscles to your bones. Because the tendons in your lower legs, ankles, and feet have to absorb shock with every step you take, in many cases, they’re much more likely to become damaged or inflamed. The most common tendons involved are the tibialis posterior tendon and the Achilles.
Achilles tendonitis, which affects the tendon that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone, is often the most common type of tendonitis. But you can also suffer from posterior tibial tendonitis, flexor tendonitis, and extensor tendonitis, to name a few. Usually, overuse, injury, or improper training are to blame, no matter which type of tendonitis you may have.
The posterior tibial tendon is on the inside of your foot and is the main tendon that is to hold up the foot. It is especially a problem with flat feet.
What are the symptoms of tendonitis?
When you have tendonitis, your pain is probably going to increase during activity. You might find that resting and elevating your affected leg tends to make your discomfort improve. Depending on the severity and location of your tendonitis, you may also experience:
Tendonitis can also make it difficult for you to bear weight on the affected leg. No matter how minor or how major your case of tendonitis may be, you can get the relief you need at Bregman Foot-Ankle & Nerve Center.
Can I get treatment for tendonitis?
Yes! With a dedicated podiatrist like Dr. Bregman on your side, you can get relief from current pain and inflammation and even work to prevent future issues. Your tendonitis treatment plan from Bregman Foot-Ankle & Nerve Center may include:
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Compression wrapping or bracing
Amniotic or exosome injections
Your podiatrist also educates you on stretches and exercises you can do to prevent further discomfort. The team at Bregman Foot-Ankle & Nerve Center specializes in all types of sports medicine care, so they spend time teaching you about changes you can make in your workout routine to decrease your risk of ongoing tendonitis flare-ups.
Sometimes, you will need surgery, and who better to do your surgery than Dr. Bregman, the doctor that other doctors send their patients to have surgery?
Get started on your personalized tendonitis treatment plan at Bregman Foot-Ankle & Nerve Center right away. Click on the online scheduler to book your exam, or call the clinic directly.