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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
October 25, 2017
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Tendonitis occurs when the tendon develops inflammation or irritation due to an injury or when there is repeated stress on the tendon. If this condition is not cared for and the tendon remains swollen for an extended amount of time, severe injuries such as rupture of the tendon can occur. Although this condition can happen to anyone, it is most frequently observed in athletes due to their tendency to repeat the same strenuous movements. Elders may also be at higher risk for tendonitis due to the tendons becoming less flexible. Contributing factors include deformities in feet, ankles or legs and flat feet, all of which put an unusual amount of tension on tendons. Achilles tendinitis is a degenerative disorder whereby the tendon’s makeup changes and is prone to injury such as tearing. This form of tendonitis can cause severe pain. Our podiatrist, Adam Mucinskas, D.P.M., has much experience treating this condition at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, located in Cromwell, CT. Please call our offices at (860) 632-5499 or visit the Patient Education section of our website to find out more about tendonitis.

Exercising to help strengthen muscles will aid in preventing the onset of this condition. Other methods of prevention include utilizing proper shoes when exercising; warming up correctly as well as for an appropriate amount of time before participating in sporting activities; avoiding running on jagged surfaces; refraining from impulsive intense activity. When experiencing tendonitis, it is best to apply ice and keep the injured foot elevated when possible to reduce swelling. Also getting plenty of rest, keeping it elevated, using anti-inflammatories, wearing orthotics to support the ankle (which removes pressure from the tendon) or using heel lifts are also helpful. It can take over a month for the tendon to heal using these methods. When these methods do not significantly reduce pain, surgery may be needed to lengthen the calf muscles so that the ankle has greater motion. Due to the seriousness of this condition, please contact our offices right away to ensure your tendon remains in the best health possible.

 

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