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Achilles Tendonitis services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

The Achilles tendon is a strong connective tissue that handles tremendous stress. But it’s not invincible. Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury that causes inflammation and pain. At AIRE Podiatry Studio on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City, Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS, provide cutting-edge care for Achilles tendinitis. Their efforts promote healing and get you back to doing what you love. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to get help for your Achilles tendinitis.

Achilles Tendonitis

What is Achilles tendinitis?

Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is the largest in your body, supporting your ability to walk, run, jump, and climb.

You can develop Achilles tendinitis when engaging in repetitive activities like running, jumping, or dancing that stress the tendon.

There are two types of Achilles tendinitis:

Insertional Achilles tendinitis

Insertional Achilles tendinitis affects the lower part of the tendon that connects the muscle to the heel.

Noninsertional Achilles tendinitis

Noninsertional Achilles tendinitis is inflammation in the tendon’s middle part.

What are the symptoms of Achilles tendinitis?

You may have Achilles tendinitis if you have pain and stiffness in the tendon when you first get out of bed in the morning. During activity, your pain can worsen and travel into your heel.

You might also experience increased Achilles tendon pain the day after a heavy workout. Your tendon might also thicken, or you could have swelling in the ankle.

When should I seek medical care for Achilles tendinitis?

You might be able to treat your Achilles tendinitis at home. However, if your pain fails to improve within a week with at-home care or your symptoms worsen, you need to schedule a consultation at AIRE Podiatry Studio.

The experienced podiatrists review your symptoms and daily routine. They ask about your medical history and examine your feet and ankles. They may also order on-site X-rays to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

What are the treatments for Achilles tendinitis?

AIRE Podiatry Studio takes a proactive and innovative approach to care, offering many treatments for Achilles tendinitis. Your plan can include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • On-site physical therapy
  • Stem cell injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Shockwave therapy to promote healing 

AIRE Podiatry Studio also offers Tenex treatment for Achilles tendinitis. Tenex is a minimally invasive procedure from Tenex Health TX that uses patented technology to remove scar tissue and reduce swelling and pain in the inflamed tendon.

Call AIRE Podiatry Studio or schedule an appointment online today for expert care of your Achilles tendinitis.