Explore how our services can assist you in finding relief from tendonitis, a condition characterized by inflammation or irritation of tendons that connect muscles to bones. Whether caused by sudden injury or repetitive stress, tendonitis commonly affects the feet and ankles, leading to pain and discomfort.

Understanding Tendonitis
Tendonitis occurs when tendons are subjected to excessive stress or repetitive movements, resulting in inflammation and discomfort. While it can affect any part of the body, tendonitis is frequently observed in the feet and ankles, especially among adults and individuals engaged in athletic activities.

Causes and Risk Factors
Overuse is a primary cause of tendonitis, resulting from repetitive actions that strain or overextend tendons. Poor posture, chronic conditions like arthritis, foot injuries, and structural issues such as flat feet or high arches can also contribute to tendonitis. Infections are rare but may lead to the development of tendonitis.

Signs and Symptoms
Pain, swelling, tenderness, and stiffness are common symptoms associated with tendonitis. The affected area may exhibit visible swelling, and discomfort is often exacerbated by movement or pressure on the foot or ankle.

Types of Tendonitis
Tendonitis can affect various tendons in the foot and ankle, resulting in conditions like Achilles tendinitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, peroneal tendonitis, flexor tendonitis, or extensor tendonitis, depending on the location of the inflammation.

Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnosis of tendonitis involves ruling out other potential foot problems through a thorough examination and, if necessary, imaging tests. Treatment typically begins with conservative measures such as rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. Physical therapy, braces, corticosteroid injections, and other interventions may be recommended based on the severity of the condition.

Podiatry Treatments
Podiatrists may prescribe immobilization devices, administer injections, or recommend physical therapy to alleviate symptoms and promote healing. Surgical intervention is rarely necessary and considered only when conservative treatments fail to provide relief.

Prevention Strategies
Preventing tendonitis involves proper warm-up, maintaining good form during physical activities, and avoiding repetitive movements that strain the tendons. A balanced diet and attentive management of discomfort can also help minimize the risk of developing tendonitis.

Our specialized approach focuses on relieving pain and inflammation associated with tendonitis, ensuring optimal foot health and mobility.