If you are looking for an expert podiatrist who is experienced in treating tendon pain, you will want to visit us at our podiatry practice, Dr. Howard Dinowitz. Dr. Howard Dinowitz has treated many patients with Brooklyn tendon pain, and will be able to precisely diagnose your condition as well as provide you with appropriate and effective treatment.
The part of the foot that is prone to tendon pain is the Achilles tendon. This is a tendon band that is located at the back of the lower leg that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. The most common problem of the Achilles tendon is Achilles tendinitis. A patient will develop Achilles tendinitis when there is overuse of the tendon. This happens to many athletes – especially runners or other athletes who need to have a lot of endurance in running. When a patient has Achilles tendinitis, they will generally experience swelling, stiffness and tenderness in the back of the foot. Sometimes this will escalate with the patient experiencing intense pain making it difficult for the patient to even walk; this generally occurs if the Achilles tendon continues to be overused. Other patients only experience slight pain in the morning when they get up, and the pain will generally reduce once they are up and moving around a bit. Oftentimes, Achilles tendon pain develops gradually over a period of time, without the patient having experienced any type of trauma. Generally, treatment for Achilles tendinitis is simple and effective. It rarely needs to be corrected with any type of surgical intervention. Our podiatrist will need to thoroughly assess your Brooklyn tendon pain to determine what the exact cause of the pain is. Once this is determined, our podiatrist will be able to provide you with treatments which will help to alleviate this pain. Sometimes, foot orthotics can be very helpful in correcting this problem and in alleviating pain.
For an appointment to meet with our podiatrist regarding your Brooklyn tendon pain, contact us today.