If you are suffering with Achilles tendonitis, you should definitely visit us at our podiatry practice, Ozark Foot & Ankle, PLC. When you are experiencing pain from Rogers AR Achilles tendonitis, our expert podiatrist physician and surgeon, Dr. James J. Brantley, can provide relief for this common foot condition.
The Achilles tendon is a band of fibers that runs down the back of the leg and attaches to the heel bone. The purpose of this muscle is to move the foot up and down. If you are an athlete, you may have already experienced problems with this tendon. It can be injured from direct trauma, or can even have problems develop due to excessive training. Sometimes Achilles tendonitis can occur as a result of shoe pressure. If you have Achilles tendonitis you probably have pain and swelling just above the heel when moving the foot upwards. This condition tends to worsen over time. Trauma to the Achilles tendon is a main cause of Achilles tendonitis. A walking abnormality can also create strain for the Achilles tendon causing localized pain and swelling. Excessive use and improper stretching can also cause these tendon injuries. A person with Achilles tendonitis can suffer with pain, a reduced range of motion, and localized swelling. Our foot doctor will examine your particular situation and determine which type of treatment will work best for you. Our doctor will need to make sure that you do not have a heel bone fracture, or partial rupture of the tendon. Common treatments for Rogers AR Achilles tendonitis can include physical therapy, shoe padding, prescription orthotics, oral anti-inflammatory medicines, and reduced physical activity. Happily, there is rarely a need for surgery to correct this problem.
For an appointment to meet with our expert foot doctor regarding complete diagnosis and treatment for your Rogers AR Achilles tendonitis, simply contact our office today.