Treating Achilles Tendinitis With Podiatry


Achilles Tendinitis Treatment 


Achilles Tendinitis is severe pain at the back of your ankle that prevents you from moving your foot without pain.  It is the role of the podiatrist to treat this issue for you and in Phoenix, AZ, the American Foot and Ankle Specialists can help you eliminate this problem.


The first thing you’ll need is orthotics if you don’t have them.  Custom orthotics provide a restful foot for you while you move about during the day.  Orthotics made a podiatrist or orthotist is the only acceptable orthotics because they are actually molded to your feet when made.  Call 480-483-9000 and schedule your consultation today!


Depending on your individual condition, we will construct a treatment plan for you to help you every step of the way toward recovery.  In most cases, your achilles tendinitis will go away after a few weeks of correct behavioral treatment.


Achilles Tendinitis is not a foot problem to try to treat yourself because without correct treatment, tendinitis could result in a rupture of the tendon during an unexpected event. 


Achilles Tendon Rupture


Achilles tendinitis begins as a mild ache above the heel and as you continue to exercise, the pain increases.  If it has not gone away in several weeks, it is time to see a podiatrist. A rupture of the achilles is a major issue and requires surgery but because the tendon is at the ankle, it can more easily rupture than other tendons. 


There are a home treatments that you should be applying right away.  First, ice the tendon 3 times per day for 15 minutes.  Doing so will decrease inflammation and allow the tendon it heal itself better and faster.  Next, you may take anti-inflammatory medication for a few days to help decrease swelling of the tendon.  

Next, always wear corrects shoes that support your feet.  This is essential.  No high-heels or uncomfortable tight shoes.  This pain will add to the injury of the tendon reducing the ability of the body to heal itself.  


As a podiatrist, I am a certified expert on the feet and am confident that I will help you get rid of Achilles Tendinitis. 


Schedule Your Consultation Today!


Both Dr. Michael Stegman and Dr. John Erotas are podiatrists at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists.  Call 480-483-9000 and schedule your consultation today!


By John Erotas