Revive your stride with our expert treatment for Achilles tendonitis. Our board-certified specialists diagnose and treat this common condition, caused by factors like increased exercise, tight calf muscles, or heel bone spurs. Experience relief from pain and stiffness through customized plans, including rest, NSAIDs, stretching exercises, orthotics, physical therapy, or immobilization. For severe cases unresponsive to nonsurgical treatments, trust our advanced surgical techniques for a quick recovery.
The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone. The Achilles tendon helps people walk, run, and jump. A healthy Achilles tendon is very strong. Achilles tendon injuries can be painful and sometimes long-lasting.
Achilles tendonitis is a common condition. Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon. There are two types of Achilles tendonitis. Non-insertional Achilles tendonitis occurs in the middle of the Achilles tendon. Insertional Achilles tendonitis occurs at the tendon’s insertion point on the heel.
Achilles tendonitis is usually not linked to one specific accident or injury. Usually, Achilles tendonitis takes time to develop. Common causes include:
Pain and stiffness are the two most common symptoms. Swelling and thickening of the tendon may also occur.
Our specialists diagnose and treat Achilles Tendonitis. Our specialists are fellowship trained and board certified. A thorough physical examination is the key to an accurate diagnosis.
Nonsurgical treatment options are used to treat Achilles tendonitis. Many treatment options are available. OIBO specialists create customized treatment plans that include any or any combination of the following::
Severe cases of Achilles tendonitis that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment may require surgical intervention. A gastrocnemius recession lengthens the calf muscles and takes tension off the tendon. An Achilles tendon debridement and repair removes inflamed and damaged portions of the tendon. Our specialists use the latest surgical techniques and equipment to perform both procedures. After a quick recovery, patients live pain-free lives with no restrictions.