One of the More Common Conditions of the FeetπŸ‘£ is Tendinitis.

It’s a term most people have heard of, but don’t really know what it is πŸ€·πŸΌπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ.
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A tendon is what connects a muscle πŸ’ͺ🏻 to bone 🦴.
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For instance, the Achilles tendon connects the calf 🦡🏼muscles to the heel 🦢bone 🦴.
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And speaking πŸ—£ of the Achilles, it’s one of the more common foot πŸ‘£ tendons to become inflamed πŸ”₯.
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Tendinitis refers to when a tendon becomes inflamedπŸ”₯.
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This can happen for many reasons such as overuse, an injury , faulty shoes πŸ‘žπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ πŸ₯Ώ, or a specific faulty alignment or malfunctioning of the footπŸ‘£.
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By faulty alignment, we’re mostly referring to being Flat Footed🦢.
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Having flat feet 🦢 can lead to tendinitis of one or more tendons of the foot πŸ‘£ or ankle.
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Sometimes swelling is evident, but not always. Pain😩πŸ₯Ί, on the other hand, is always present.
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The only way to know if you have tendinitis is by having it diagnosed by a specialist πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈπŸ§‘πŸ»β€βš•οΈπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€βš•οΈ.
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Besides the Achilles tendon, the other tendons of the feet πŸ‘£ that commonly get inflamed are the Posterior Tibial (on the inside of the ankle) and Peroneal (on the outside of the ankle).
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The top of the foot πŸ‘£ is another place where tendinitis can occur.
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One of the risks of long-term inflammation πŸ”₯ and pain πŸ˜£πŸ˜–πŸ˜« is a tear.
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We’ve seen multiple cases of tears of several tendons in the feetπŸ‘£.
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A tear could mean several weeks in a boot πŸ₯Ύ or even surgery πŸ₯.
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Getting rid of the inflammation πŸ”₯ as early as possible greatly decreases the risk of a tear.
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The best home remedies for tendinitis are applying ice 🧊 for 30 minutes per hour, refraining from jogging πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ or jumping πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈuntil the pain πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜–πŸ˜£πŸ˜«stops πŸ›‘ wearing athletic shoes πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ for stability, and taking an anti-inflammatory if you can.
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Since many cases of tendinitis are from a fault in how the feet πŸ‘£ function (pronation), custom orthotics is one of the most successful remedies.
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Orthotics help to keep the feet πŸ‘£ aligned as they were meant to be, which allows them to function the way they were meant to.
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We have many other means of eliminating the pain πŸ˜«πŸ˜£πŸ˜– and inflammation πŸ”₯ of tendinitis.
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Tendinitis can be chronic and frustrating if not treated properly.
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The longer it lasts, the harder it can be to stop.
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When your feet πŸ‘£ hurt 😞, you hurt πŸ˜” all over. Don’t let a condition like tendinitis do that to you.
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Let us know how we can help put an end to acute or chronic foot πŸ‘£ painπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜£πŸ˜žπŸ˜–πŸ˜”.
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To Healthy Tendons,
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Dr. RosalesπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€βš•οΈ

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The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other podiatry topics, feel free to contact Flagstaff Foot Doctors by clicking here or by calling 928-774-4825.