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Tendonitis Treatment Q & A
Tendonitis can cause serious pain and discomfort and if left untreated can lead to tendon rupture. To avoid this and get relief from your pain, call Tustin Podiatry to see what treatment options are available for you or request a consultation online with one of our podiatrists. We serve patients from Irvine CA, Garden Grove CA, Orange CA, Anaheim CA, Costa Mesa CA and Lake Forest CA.
As most of us are familiar, the suffix -itis refers to an inflammatory disease. Therefore, tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendon. It can occur on any tendon in the body and is often caused by over-stressing the tendon. While inflammation can ease with rest and proper stretching exercises, in severe cases medical intervention is necessary to find relief.
What is tendonitis?
Foot or ankle tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon in the foot or ankle, typically due to overuse and strain from repetitive movements or stretching. Sometimes referred to as tendinitis, your ankle is one of the most common places to develop tendonitis.
Tendons are strong bands of connective tissue that link muscles to bone. When we’re on our feet and active, the many different tendons around the foot work hard. If a tendon is made to work too hard, for too long or in the wrong way, damage and tiny tears may develop in the tendon. This damage is accompanied by inflammation, a tell-tale sign of tendonitis.
Does foot tendonitis ever go away?
As you may know, tendinitis of the foot can strike many places within the foot. A good place to start is to visit a medical professional who can help you determine which tendon in your foot is inflamed and causing your pain.
The best treatment usually consists of resting from your activities, icing the painful area and using pain medications. Stretching out the connecting muscles and making adjustments to your shoes can also help. Pain relief insoles are ideal for addressing Achilles tendinitis and posterior tibial tendinitis, and should also be appropriate for other types of tendinitis. A podiatrist can assist you to find out whether insoles are right for you.
An inflamed tendon can impact your exercise routine and lifestyle, but the good news is that it is usually a minor problem. Pay attention to your body and take a day off when you need it, Make the appropriate changes to your exercise habits as necessary. Your feet will certainly thank you for it.
What does tendonitis in the foot feel like?
The most common symptoms of foot or ankle tendonitis are stiffness, swelling and localized pain. Generalized pain is often the first sign of foot or ankle tendonitis. The location of the pain depends on the type of Tendonitis. The following is a list of different types of tendonitis and the associated pain:
Peroneal tendonitis — This typically manifests as pain along the outer edge of the heel.
Achilles tendonitis — This causes heel and calf pain, usually felt when walking or running and can extend all the way up to the middle of the calf.
Extensor tendonitis — This type of tendonitis causes pain on the top of the foot, a very rare type of ankle tendonitis.
Anterior tibial tendonitis — Typically felt when walking down stairs or on sloped surfaces, this causes pain on the front of your foot.
Posterior tibial tendonitis — Can contribute to flat foot, pain and inflammation on the inner portion of the ankle (under the protruding bone) is common.
If you or someone you know is suffering from tendonitis, come to Tustin Podiatry Clinic today! Our team of foot and ankle specialists can help you find relief, no matter the cause! To talk with an expert, contact our office today. Visit us online or give us a call to schedule an appointment at our clinic.