Starrett Podiatry -  - Podiatrist

Starrett Podiatry

Podiatrists located in East Harlem, New York, NY & West Harlem, New York, NY

Tendinitis Specialist

Your foot is a complex network of bones, tendons, muscles, and ligaments, all of which must work together harmoniously to support your mobility. When the tendons in your foot are subject to overuse or injury, they can become inflamed, causing pain and impacting your strength and range of motion. Rely on the trusted podiatrists at Starrett Podiatry for diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatment, including on-site X-rays, in six New York offices located in East Harlem and West Harlem in New York City; Flushing, New York; Brooklyn, New York; and Mott Haven and Belmont in Bronx, New York.

Tendinitis Q & A

What is tendinitis?

The term “tendinitis” is the swelling and inflammation of a tendon. Tendons connect bones and joints to muscles. Tendinitis can impact any of the tendons in your foot, resulting in different forms of tendinitis, including:

  • Achilles tendinitis, which causes pain behind the heel and in the back of the calf
  • Posterior tibial tendinitis, which causes pain at the inner foot
  • Peroneal tendinitis, which causes pain on the outside and back of your ankle
  • Extensor tendinitis, which causes pain extended across the top of your foot
  • Anterior tibial tendinitis, which causes pain toward the front of your foot

How do I know if I have tendinitis in my foot?

If you have tendinitis, you’ll likely experience sharp, burning pain that’s somewhat localized to one part of the foot and worse when you move; also swelling and stiffness.

What causes tendinitis?

The most common cause of tendinitis in your foot is overuse, which happens when you put a repetitive strain on the tendon during work or sports. Trauma or injury to your foot or ankle, an abnormal foot structure, and certain medical conditions like arthritis and gout can cause tendinitis.

How is tendinitis diagnosed?

Podiatrists -- specialists in diagnosing and treating foot conditions -- diagnose tendinitis. Diagnosis is generally based on personal and medical history, physical examination, and additional diagnostic testing when required (such as lab tests or X-rays).

Starrett Podiatry offers on-site X-ray services at each of their clinics for your convenience.

How is tendinitis treated?

In many patients, conservative treatment can provide positive results, including effective alleviation of pain and regained functionality. Conservative treatment may include rest, ice, elevation, compression, and protection from further injury.

In some cases, surgical treatment is necessary. Starrett Podiatry offers same-day surgery onsite to ensure you get the care you need in a familiar environment when surgery is required.

When should I see a doctor?

If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain that persists beyond a few days despite rest and ice, you should schedule an appointment with a podiatrist, who can identify the problem and begin treatment before your condition worsens.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Starrett Podiatry, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
Cigna
Elderplan
EmblemHealth
Empire Plan
Fidelis
GHI
Healthcare Partners
HealthFirst
HealthNet
HIP
Humana
MagnaCare
Medicare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "From beginning to end Starrett Podiatry showed nothing but professionalism and expert knowledge in their field."

    Ernesto A.
  • Yelp

    "My first time in the office was great. They are very professional and caring. I would recommend this place to anyone with foot issues."

    Yummy L.
  • Yelp

    "The surgeons had great bedside manner and explained everything that was going on with my foot. I found the staff easy to work with."

    Michael R.
  • "They provided me knowledge on my diagnosis and also with the necessary tools for a speedy recovery."

    Georgie D.
  • Yelp

    "The foot consultation I received was thorough and explained in a way I could understand. I am now pain free and thankful to have a podiatrist nearby I can trust."

    Patrick L.
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