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Podiatrists are professionally trained to treat many conditions relating to foot and ankle pain. Some common disorders we treat include:

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is fibrous tissue that connects the heel to the muscles of the lower leg: the calf muscles. Leg muscles are the most powerful muscle group in the body and the Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body. Contracting the calf muscles pulls the Achilles tendon, which pushes the foot downward. This contraction enables: standing on the toes, walking, running, and jumping. Each Achilles tendon is subject to a person’s entire body weight with each step. Depending upon speed, stride, terrain and additional weight being carried or pushed, each Achilles tendon may be subject to up to 5-12 times a person’s body weight during a sprint or push off.

There are many reasons for Achilles inflammation. Overuse, misalignment, improper footwear, medication side effects, and/or accidents can all result in Achilles tendon injuries. Such factors as tight muscles and weakness of the leg, knee, hip or back, uneven leg length, flat feet or high arches, sudden increase in activity level play a big role in causing inflammation of the Achilles tendon.

The best way to prevent an Achilles tendon injury is to stay in overall good shape, and warm-up, stretch, and strengthen the Achilles tendons. In order to prevent an Achilles tendon injury from getting worse it is important to address the injury immediately: it will get worse if not addressed.

Treatments for Achilles tendonitis include proper shoe gear (no barefoot walking or flat shoes), anti-inflammatory medications, calf stretches, physical therapy, custom orthotics (arch supports), splinting/ bracing, and immobilization (cast or a cast boot).

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