A common sports injury, Achilles tendinitis causes pain and swelling along the back of the leg near the heel. HealthQuest, an established rehabilitation center based in Brooklyn, NY, provides treatment to resolve the severe and persistent symptoms of this condition. Our aim is to help patients heal quickly and get back to prior activity levels without difficulty.
The largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It used when walking, running, and jumping and can withstand great stresses. However, overuse and degeneration can injure the tendon. Heel pain is usually caused by overuse of the foot. While mild strains, stiffness, and tenderness usually resolve with self-care measures, severe and repetitive stress to the tendon can lead to chronic pain and swelling in the back of the leg or above the heel.
Exams and Tests
Achilles tendinitis is diagnosed through a detailed history and physical exam. Other tests such as ultrasound, x-ray and MRI may be conducted to clarify diagnosis and check the extent of the injury to the tendon.
Nonsurgical Treatment for Achilles Tendinitis
We provide each patient with a customized treatment plan based on the diagnosis of the tendon injury. Our non-surgical treatment options include the following:
Our physicians may also recommend custom Foot Levelers Orthotics to relieve heel pain and spurs. Inserting heel lifts in the shoe under the heel can improve this podiatric condition by providing support and easing pain.
Surgery will be recommended for Achilles tendinitis only in the case of severe tendon tears.
At HealthQuest, our focus is making your treatment experience comfortable and successful. In addition to pain management doctors, our health care team includes primary care physicians, specialists in orthopedics, physical therapists, and chiropractors. This multispecialty approach enhances the effectiveness of our achilles tendinitis treatment.
Contact us at 718-769-2521 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to start your rehabilitation.