If you are suffering with Achilles tendinitis and are looking for an expert podiatrist to help with treatment, you will definitely want to visit us at East Brunswick Foot & Ankle Center. Our expert and highly trained podiatrist, Dr. Arnold A. Horowitz, can provide you with comprehensive treatment for Highland Park NJ Achilles tendonitis.
When you are having pain caused by the Achilles tendon, you have pain at the back of the lower leg that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Highland Park NJ Achilles tendonitis is the most common injury to the Achilles tendon and is generally cause by overuse of the Achilles tendon. Many people who are active runners, or participate in sports that require a lot of endurance, can end up suffering with this painful problem. When you have a problem with Achilles tendinitis, you may feel stiffness and tenderness in the back of the foot. If you do not stop to have this problem treated, this problem can turn severely painful. Sometimes a patient will feel mild pain when they get up in the morning, but it will go away after they walk around for a bit. Treatment for Achilles tendonitis is generally simple and effective; it does not usually require any type of surgery – unless the problem has gone on for a long time and the tendon has completely ruptured. In order to receive the best results from conservative treatments, you will want to have this problem diagnosed and treated early. There are different treatments for Achilles tendinitis, and our foot doctor will determine which should work best in your particular situation. Sometimes the problem can be treated by our foot doctor prescribing foot orthotics of the patient’s shoes. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, can also be helpful to ease pain and to calm the inflammation. Stretching exercises can also be helpful.
For an appointment to meet with our foot doctor for treatment of your Highland Park NJ Achilles tendonitis, contact us today.