Can A Podiatrist Help with Ankle Tendonitis?

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Have you been dealing with aches and pains in your feet and ankles that seems to feel worse when running or walking? You may be dealing with ankle tendonitis. At Sound Foot Care, our podiatrist can provide you with the information and treatment you need to relieve your tendonitis and keep it from coming back.

What Is Tendonitis?

Strong fibrous bands of tissues connect your feet and ankles. These tissues connect to your bone and muscles to give you the power to move your feet but can become inflamed with overuse. This inflammation can trigger tendonitis. Various types of tendonitis can occur in the ankle, including:

  • Peroneal tendonitis – This causes pain on the outside of your ankle and is commonly found in runners. Peroneal tendonitis can be triggered by overpronation of your foot. 
  • Achilles tendonitis – Inflammation of the Achilles tendon. This causes pain in your heel that can extend all the way up to your calf and feels worse when running or walking. 
  • Anterior tibial tendonitis – This causes pain at the top of your foot and in the front of your ankle. You may notice the pain more when you are going down stairs or walking on sloped surfaces. 
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis – This causes pain on the inside of your ankle and the sides of your foot. Posterior tibial tendonitis commonly occurs in individuals who have flat feet or low arches. 

How Can A Podiatrist Help?

A podiatrist is experienced in handling various ailments that affect your feet and ankles. If you are suffering from any of the previously mentioned conditions, our team can help you! During your initial appointment, we will evaluate your situation and determine the cause of your tendonitis. We will then develop a personalized treatment plan that caters to your individual needs. Your treatment for tendonitis of the ankle will depend on the severity of your injury. Our goal with treatment is to reduce inflammation and decrease strain on your tendons. We may provide you with a soft cast or shoe inserts to immobilize the ankle for a period of time to help the tendon heal. We also offer preventative foot care to decrease your risk of re-developing tendonitis.

Contact Us

At Sound Foot Care, we want to help our patients get back on their feet and prevent tendonitis from becoming a chronic condition. Do not hesitate to seek out treatment for ankle tendonitis. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! 

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