Ending Achilles Pain
Sometimes, seemingly random foot pain overtakes our feet and we feel disabled. One painful and common foot condition is Achilles Tendinitis. The Achilles Tendon is the largest tendon in the body and with overuse, it becomes inflamed and painful making it extremely difficult to walk.
The first thing to do is schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists. At one of our two locations in phoenix, we will diagnose the problem and then provide advice on how to treat and cure you of your Achilles Tendinitis.
The reason to seek out treatment right away is that with continued stress, the achilles tendon could rupture, which is not only extremely, extremely painful but also will require intensive surgery to fix and many months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Allow us to diagnose and treat your achilles tendinitis. Call 480-483-9000 now and schedule a consultation! Same and next day appointments are often available.
Once you have made your appointment, begin home treatment to decrease the swelling and pain of the achilles tendon. This is done by resting the foot when you are experiencing a lot of pain and icing your achilles tendon (located at the back of the ankle) at least three times per day for twenty minutes. Icing will work wonders to decrease the pain of you achilles because it works great to decrease inflammation.
You can also take ant-inflammatory medication such as acetaminophen to decrease swelling. Make sure to wear your most comfortable shoes that relieves pressure on the back of your ankle. At our office, we will provide and recommend devices that restrict the movement of the achilles tendon, significantly reducing the chance that it will rupture.
Common Among Athletes
Achilles Tendinitis is particularly common among athlete’s, especially high intensity runners. The onset of achilles tendinitis may occur as the level of intensity is increased causing the achilles tendon to swell. Again, if you begin to feel pain, if possible, stop, rest, and ice the achilles tendon.
Schedule Your Consultation Now!
Call 480-483-9000 and schedule a consultation before the achilles tendon ruptures! Dr. John Erotas and Dr. Michael Stegman of the American Foot and Ankle Specialists have been in podiatrists for over 30 years and this is a fairly common foot condition. We are confident that we can not only reduce the pain of the injury but cure it as well.
Our patients continually return to our care because we are dedicated to patient satisfaction and finding the cure for our patients’ foot conditions. To solve this problem immediately, call 480-483-9000 today!
By John Erotas