Treatment Specialists for Foot Tendonitis
Painful Progressive Flatfoot, otherwise known as Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis, occurs when the tendon of the tibialis posterior becomes inflamed, stretched or suffers a partial or total tear. If left untreated, this condition may lead to severe disability and chronic pain. DeLoor Podiatry offers quality treatment that improves your quality of life and prevents further injury.
Tendinitis Treatment in Brooklyn, NYC
Tendinitis affects the musculature that maintains the arch of your foot and aids in lifting the heel off the ground when you walk. If your tibialis posterior tendon is inflamed or partially torn, then you’ll feel pain from the inside of the ankle to the arch area. Medical jargon aside, it’s extremely important to your movement!
Tendinitis Causes and Symptoms
If a sudden fall in your arch occurs, this may cause a complete rupture of your tendon which will produce severe pain. You’ll notice that the pain is usually worse while walking and rising up on your toes. If any of these symptoms are familiar to you, we suggest you come in for an immediate consultation.
- Dull aching
- Tenderness and swelling
- Inflamed tendons
- Partially torn tendons
- Swollen, bulbous ankle
Diagnosing Tendinitis – Our Process
- Gather medical history
- Perform a thorough physical exam
- Evaluate muscle and tendon strength
- X-rays to evaluate any bone problems
- In some cases, an MRI to identify the extent and specific location of the damage
Extensive Treatment for Tendinitis Recovery
We’ll first take a conservative route of treatment, which includes the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, ice, physical therapy, supportive taping and bracing or orthotic devices. We may also utilize leg and foot casting in more severe cases.
In some instances, where conservative treatment isn’t relieving you pain, we may recommend surgery. Surgery for this condition involves repairing the torn or damaged tendon to restore normal function.
To prevent reinjury, we might prescribe orthotic devices. In severe cases, we might find that surgery on the midfoot bones is necessary to treat the associated flatfoot condition.
Tendinitis Care for United Healthcare Members
We’re proud to provide service to patients with United Healthcare, as well as those covered by a range of other providers. Come in for a consultation today! Our staff is available to assist you with questions and concerns.
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