By South Jersey Foot and Ankle Specialists, LLC
November 22, 2021
Category: Foot Care

If you’re an active person and you participate in sports that cause you to run and jump often, you’re at risk for Achilles tendinitis. Achilles tendinitis occurs as an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon and is most common in runners and older people who only play sports such as tennis or basketball on the weekends. Dr. Belancio at South Jersey Foot & Ankle Specialists in Vineland, NJ, can help diagnose your heel pain and help you treat your Achilles tendinitis.

Treating Achilles Tendinitis

Often, you’ll be able to relieve the pain caused by Achilles tendinitis through at-home care, but it’s important to talk to your podiatrist in Vineland, NJ, about your heel pain to determine if further care needs to be applied. They may recommend that you take over-the-counter pain medications to help reduce your pain and inflammation. You can also ice your ankle daily, as well rest.

If at-home treatments don’t seem to help, your podiatrist may give you some exercises to do at home to help stretch and strengthen your foot. They may also recommend using an orthotic device to help elevate your heel and reduce some of the strain and stress placed on your Achilles tendon. This can help provide cushioning to your foot and hopefully will make you feel comfortable again.

If non-surgical options don’t seem to work, your podiatrist might suggest surgery to repair your Achilles tendon. This is usually only an option in severe cases that last several months without any signs of relief.

Contact Your Podiatrist Today!

Don’t let Achilles tendinitis go untreated! Contact Dr. Belancio at South Jersey Foot & Ankle Specialists in Vineland, NJ, to learn what exactly is causing your heel pain and how you can treat it. Call for more information and to make an appointment today at (856) 839-0579.

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