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Specialized Achilles Tendonitis Treatment at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, where our renowned podiatrist specializes in the treatment of Achilles tendonitis, helping you achieve pain relief and regain full mobility.

Understanding Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the large tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. This condition is often caused by repetitive stress to the tendon, making it common among athletes, particularly runners. However, non-athletes can also develop Achilles tendonitis due to sudden increases in physical activity or wearing improper footwear.

Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis

  • Pain and stiffness along the Achilles tendon in the morning
  • Pain along the tendon or back of the heel that worsens with activity
  • Severe pain the day after exercising
  • Thickening of the tendon
  • Swelling that is present all the time and gets worse throughout the day with activity

Our Achilles Tendonitis Treatments

Conservative Treatments:

  • Physical Therapy: Customized exercises to strengthen the calf muscles and the Achilles tendon.
  • Orthotics: Shoe inserts that reduce strain on the tendon by correcting foot arch issues.
  • Medications: Anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and swelling.

Advanced Treatments:

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT): Uses sound waves to stimulate healing in the tendon.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections: A concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons.

Why Choose Progressive Foot Care?

  • Expertise: Our podiatrists are specialists in diagnosing and treating foot and ankle issues, with a focus on sports-related injuries.
  • Tailored Treatments: We provide personalized treatment plans based on your specific condition and lifestyle needs.
  • Advanced Technology: Utilizing the latest treatment technologies to ensure the best outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Care: From initial consultation to recovery, we guide you through every step of the treatment process.

Book Your Achilles Tendonitis Consultation Today

Don’t let Achilles tendonitis hold you back from your activities. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best podiatrist, Dr. Mandanipour. We are here to help you step back into life with comfort and confidence.


Frequently Asked Questions about Achilles Tendonitis

Q1: What is Achilles tendonitis?

A1: Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the tissue that connects the calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. It is commonly caused by repetitive or intense strain on the Achilles tendon.

Q2: What are the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis?

A2: Symptoms include pain and stiffness along the Achilles tendon, especially in the morning, pain along the back of the heel that worsens with activity, swelling that increases with exercise, and severe pain after exercising.

Q3: What causes Achilles tendonitis?

A3: The condition is typically caused by repetitive stress to the tendon, such as from running or jumping. However, it can also arise from sudden increases in the amount or intensity of exercise, wearing old or poorly fitting shoes, or having a naturally flat foot structure.

Q4: How is Achilles tendonitis treated?

A4: Treatment options range from conservative methods like rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), and physical therapy, to more advanced treatments such as orthotics, anti-inflammatory medications, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.

Q5: Can Achilles tendonitis lead to other problems?

A5: If left untreated, Achilles tendonitis can lead to tendon tears (ruptures) that may require surgical repair. Chronic pain and complications can also arise, making early treatment crucial.

Q6: How can I prevent Achilles tendonitis?

A6: Prevention strategies include stretching the calf muscles regularly, gradually increasing exercise intensity, wearing appropriate footwear, and avoiding abrupt changes in physical activity levels.

Q7: Is surgery ever necessary for Achilles tendonitis?

A7: Surgery is rarely required for Achilles tendonitis, but it may be considered if the tendonitis does not respond to several months of conservative treatment, or if there is significant tendon damage.

Q8: How long does it take to recover from Achilles tendonitis?

A8: The recovery time can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the treatment approach. Mild cases may resolve within a few weeks, while more severe cases might take several months to heal completely.

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