Looking for a doctor to help with your tendinitis foot condition in or around San Francisco, the Bay Area, or Sacramento? Novato Foot and Ankle Center can diagnose and treat your tendinitis condition.
Tendinitis is a term that indicates inflammation of any tendon within the foot or ankle. This can occur from acute injury or increased activity.
A common tendinitis involves the Achilles tendon. This is often characterized with pain and tenderness along the tendon along the back of the heel. If left untreated, the acute condition can progress to a progressive degeneration of the tendon causing long-term damage and possibly tears.
Diagnosis of Achilles tendinitis requires clinical evaluation by the foot and anke specialist. Imaging such as x-rays, ultrasound or MRI may be necessary to further assess the extent of the condition. Conservative treatment may include immobilization using a special walking boot or a cast, shoe modifications, oral medications or physical therapy. If the condition persists, surgical intervention may be necessary. The best appropriate treatment will be determined by your podiatric foot and ankle surgeon.