Our innovative treatment options which include EPAT, shock wave therapy, sound therapy, regenerative products and injections, can help reduce inflammation, improve your mobility and heal damaged tissue.
Our team of experienced podiatrists are specially trained in the latest techniques to help you recover from Achilles Tendonitis and get back to your active lifestyle. Our treatments include splints, hands on therapy, and the use of specialized equipment to target the affected area.
Don’t let Achilles Tendonitis hold you back any longer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start your journey to recovery.
What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles tendonitis occurs when the tendon that connects the back of your leg to your heel becomes swollen and painful near the bottom of the foot. There are two large muscles in the calf. These create the power needed to push off with the foot or go up on the toes. The large Achilles tendon connects these muscles to the heel and allows you to push your foot down. You use your Achilles tendon when walking, running, and jumping. Tendonitis due to overuse is most common in younger people. It can occur in walkers, runners, or other athletes. Tendonitis from arthritis is more common in middle-aged and older adults.
The symptoms of achilles tendonitis include:
- Pain in the heel and along the length of the tendon when walking or running
- Pain and stiffness in the area in the morning
- Pain in the achilles tendon when touched or moved
- Swelling and warmth in the heel or along the tendon
- Difficulty standing up on one toe
Diagnosis of Achilles Tendonitis
Your health care provider will first perform a physical exam. Your doctor will look for tenderness along the tendon and pain in the area of the tendon when you stand on your toes. X-rays can help diagnose bone problems, and an MRI scan may be done if you are considering surgery or there is a chance that you have a tear in the Achilles tendon.
The EPAT® machine is small and has an attachment that looks similar to an ultrasound wand. In most cases, treatment will be weekly for a series of 3 to 6 treatments. Treatments take approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Typically treatment is NOT painful. Some patients may experience some slight discomfort.
If you are a good candidate for EPAT treatment, our doctors will highly recommend it for your Achilles Tendonitis. Many patients notice a substantial and immediate lessening of their pain.Leave a reply