Advanced Ankle Care for Your Best Foot Health
If you are experiencing pain in your heel, it may be caused by Achilles tendinitis, an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. This heel condition may develop after an increase in activity, exercise, or stress to your feet and/or legs. If left untreated, it can become chronic Achilles tendinosis. Thankfully, our podiatrist offers effective Achilles tendinitis treatment in Sugar Land, Katy, and Houston, TX.
What Is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon connects the calf to the heel bone. It can become tight if you don’t exercise frequently or it may be naturally tight due to genetic factors, putting you at risk for strain or sports injury. Injury to the Achilles tendon is very painful and is common in runners.
What Are the Symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis?
Patients suffering from Achilles tendinitis may experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Pain & swelling in your calf or heel
- Decreased range of motion in your leg or heel
- Difficulty flexing your foot
- Tight calf muscles
- Warmth or tenderness in your heel or foot
If you suspect that this may be the reason for your foot or ankle pain, there are several things you can do at home for initial treatment before your appointment with our podiatrist. Taking NSAIDs such as Advil or Motrin, elevating your foot, icing the affected area, and stretching can help alleviate some of your pain.
It’s important to stay off of the injured foot and be evaluated by our podiatrist. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to relieve the pain and prevent the development of Achilles tendinosis, a degenerative condition where a chronically damaged, inflamed Achilles tendon becomes thick and scarred.
If you believe you have Achilles tendinitis or another Achilles tendon condition or injury, contact our office as soon as possible. We will perform a comprehensive diagnostic exam and discuss your recommended treatment options.
Contact Our Office for Achilles Tendinitis Treatment in Sugar Land, Katy & Houston, TX
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (281) 313-0090 to reach our Sugar Land and Katy, TX, offices. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Examination
- Discover Your Options
- Custom Treatment Plan
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!