Relieve Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tendinitis is a common injury among athletes. It occurs with a new intense activity and the added stress put onto your feet that overwhelms the Achilles Tendon. This tendon is located at the back of your ankle and once overworked, swells up causing pain and disability. Fortunately, in most cases and with the right treatment, Achilles Tendinitis can disappear within a few weeks. It is important that the patient understands exactly what to do to get rid of the foot condition as fast as possible.
The first thing is to set up an appointment at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists and see one of your podiatrists. A podiatrist both evaluates your foot and provides valuable advice and treatment on how to quickly get rid of Achilles Tendinitis. A quick and precise treatment of Achilles Tendinitis is necessary to prevent complications like an Achilles rupture, which requires surgery. A podiatrist show you what you need to be doing to prevent this outcome.
The next vital thing to do is make sure that you have correct foot support. You will need both comfortable shoes and custom orthotics. It is important not to wear shoes that will cause your feet additional pain such as restrictive dress shoes. At the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we also provide you your own pair of custom orthotics. These orthotics are made singularly for your feet and help provide the maximum amount of support for your feet. They are aligned to your foot’s shape and your walking pattern making it easier to walk with less foot pain.
When you are at home, there are a few things that you should be doing before and after you see a podiatrist. Firstly, if you are experiencing pain, get off of your feet immediately and rest. The goal is to remove as much pressure and stress off of the Achilles Tendon as possible giving it the space and time it needs to heal.
Make sure to ice the Achilles tendon for 15 minutes at least 3 times every day. Icing the tendon decreases inflammation allowing the Achilles to heal faster. You may also take anti-inflammatory medication to act as a pain reliever and inflammation reducer.
Dr. Michael Stegman and Dr. John Erotas have worked in Phoenix for over 30 years and are confident that they can help you eliminate the painful condition of Achilles Tendinitis. Make sure to see your podiatrist before the Achilles tendon gets bad enough to rupture.
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By John Erotas