Achilles tendonitis can cause major pain and if not treated, it can lead to the complete rupture of your Achilles tendon. Dr. Mark Forman, DPM of Scottsdale, AZ is vastly experienced in proper Achilles tendon care and can put his patients back on the right track to health before disastrous outcomes.
Achilles tendonitis is a condition where the Achilles tendon is irritated and overloaded. The Achilles tendon, the tendon that connects your heel bones to your calf muscle, can feel tender, stiff, and often there is a burning sensation. The symptoms typically occur after the tendon has been inactive for a while, like stepping out of bed first thing in the morning. This condition is usually caused by a sudden increase in activity. For instance, if you never were a runner before, but all of a sudden started running multiple miles per day, the Achilles tendon can become irritated.
Dr. Forman can recognize when the Achilles tendon is inflamed and can recommend a treatment plan based on your condition and past history. Many patients need a regimen of anti-inflammatories, ice, stretching, and strengthening. Orthotic insoles are also great for providing specific support that feet need.
If you have been feeling symptoms similar to the ones listed for Achilles tendonitis, do not hesitate to schedule your appointment with us. To schedule with Dr. Mark Forman, DPM, call our Scottsdale, AZ office at (480) 423-8400. More information about this condition can be found on our website, www.azfootpain.com.