Tendonitis causes pain, restricts movement, and can result in a ruptured tendon when it goes untreated. The experienced podiatrists at Innovation Medical Group have helped many people recover from tendonitis with conservative treatments that support healing. The practice has offices in Salt Lake City, Layton, and St. George, Utah, Idaho Falls and Meridian, Idaho, and Las Vegas, Nevada. To schedule an appointment, book online or call the nearest office today.
Tendonitis refers to inflammation that can affect any tendon in your body. Though tendonitis can occur after an injury, the condition most often develops due to activities and health conditions such as:
When you frequently make the same movements, your tendons develop tiny tears. If you rest between your activities, the tears heal. Without time to heal, the small tears get worse, and inflammation develops. Then you have tendonitis.
Innovation Medical Group frequently treats the following types of tendonitis:
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to your heel, where it lifts your heel and helps you push off the ground. This tendon often becomes inflamed due to overuse or suddenly increasing your activity level. Runners are especially susceptible to Achilles tendonitis.
The posterior tibial tendon attaches the calf muscle to bones on the inside of your foot, where it holds up your arch. When inflammation affects this tendon, your arch slowly collapses.
Your peroneal tendons stabilize your ankle and help prevent ankle sprains. The tendon often becomes inflamed due to injuries, overuse, and the stress of high arches.
Foot extensor tendonitis comes from friction or pressure caused by poor-fitting shoes.
The different types of tendonitis cause symptoms such as:
The pain may affect your heel, ankle, or the bottom or top of your foot, depending on the location of the inflamed tendon.
The podiatrists at Innovation Medical Group customize each person's treatment. However, everyone needs to rest the injured tendon. Your provider may also use treatments such as:
Long-lasting inflammation gradually weakens the tendon, potentially leading to a complete tear (rupture). If your tendon ruptures, your provider may recommend tendon reconstruction surgery to repair and strengthen the tendon.
Early treatment for tendonitis prevents a serious rupture. To schedule an appointment, call Innovation Medical Group or book an appointment online today.