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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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