Achilles Tendinitis Treatment in Flagstaff, AZ
Advanced Ankle Care For Your Best Foot Health
If you are experiencing pain in your heel, it may be caused by Achilles tendonitis, 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 tendonosis. Thankfully, our podiatrist offers effective Achilles tendonitis treatment in Flagstaff, AZ!
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 Tendonitis?
Patients suffering from Achilles tendonitis 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
Treatment options include rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the affected foot. Another advanced treatment option we offer is EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology), also known as shock wave therapy. EPAT is a non-invasive method to treat both acute and chronic foot and heel pain — it works hand-in-hand with other regenerative treatments and effectively relieves pain caused by connective tissue disorders, such as Achilles tendonitis. Ask our podiatrist about EPAT during your evaluation!
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 tendonosis, a degenerative condition where a chronically damaged, inflamed Achilles tendon becomes thick and scarred.
If you believe you have Achilles tendonitis 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 Tendonitis Treatment in Flagstaff, AZ!
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatry care, schedule your Dr. Rosales New Patient Assessment today. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Goals & Concerns
- Thorough Exam
- X-Rays As Needed
- Personal Treatment Plan
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Flagstaff, AZ our podiatrist and team at Flagstaff Foot Doctors also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Williams, Winslow, Sedona, Tusayan (Grand Canyon) & Page, AZ & the surrounding areas.