Achilles tendonitis is a painful condition that can sideline you from your favorite activities. With more than 30 years of experience. Carl Ingrassia, DPM, strives to help you return to pain-free mobility and enjoy the activities you love with nonsurgical treatments for Achilles tendonitis at Fords Foot and Ankle Care in Fords, New Jersey. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to see an expert podiatrist and find relief from pain.
Achilles tendonitis develops when the tendon that connects the heel to the calf becomes inflamed. As the body’s longest tendon, damage to the Achilles tendon can cause long-lasting pain, tension, and injury. Walking, running, and even standing for long periods can worsen the condition.
Early intervention can help stop Achilles tendonitis from progressing, minimizing your need for invasive treatments like surgery.
Achilles tendonitis can cause several uncomfortable symptoms, including:
Achilles tendonitis tends to worsen without treatment. Seeking professional care now can help protect your mobility and prevent the condition from progressing.
Repeated stress on the Achilles tendon is the most common reason inflammation develops. Causes of Achilles tendonitis can include:
Determining the underlying cause of your condition helps Dr. Ingrassia create a personalized treatment plan for your pain.
Dr. Ingrassia uses several diagnostic tools to determine whether you have Achilles tendonitis and assess the condition’s severity. First, he reviews your medical history and discusses your symptoms. Then, he performs a foot and ankle assessment to evaluate your gait. Dr. Ingrassia also uses digital X-rays to see the underlying damage.
Fords Foot and Ankle Care offers several nonsurgical treatments for Achilles tendonitis, including:
Dr. Ingrassia may also recommend switching to low-impact exercises to give your Achilles tendon time to heal.
Call Fords Foot and Ankle Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.