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Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

Achilles tendonitis is a serious injury that can lead to limited mobility, tightness, swelling, and physical discomfort. 

Our board-certified podiatrist performs surgical and non-surgical treatments that provide life-changing relief in Romeo, MI.

Washington Foot and Ankle specializes in personalized Achilles tendonitis treatment that provides lasting relief for all patients. 

Important Achilles Tendon Details

Achilles Tendon Basics

The Achilles tendon is the cord of tissue that connects calf muscles to the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is important for walking, running, and jumping.

What Is Achilles Tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon. We can resolve many patients' Achilles issues without surgery.

Those who require surgery should know that tendon debridement has a patient satisfaction rate of up to 90%.

Types of Tendonitis

There are two types of Achilles tendonitis: noninsertional tendonitis and insertional tendonitis.

Noninsertional Achilles Tendonitis

Noninsertional Achilles tendonitis affects the middle portion of the tendon. It is typically seen in younger, more active patients.

Insertional Achilles Tendonitis

Insertional Achilles tendonitis affects the lower section of the tendon where it attaches to the heel. This form of tendonitis is often accompanied by bone spurs. 

Causes of
Achilles Tendonitis

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Repetitive stress is typically the root cause of Achilles tendonitis. This can be the result of ongoing physical exertion of the tendon when exercising, a sudden increase in activity levels, unsupportive footwear, bone spurs, the weakening of the tendon with age, or even a condition like Haglund's deformity.

Signs & Symptoms

You may be suffering from Achilles tendonitis if you experience:

  • Discomfort or swelling that worsens after activity
  • Limited range of motion when flexing your foot
  • Pain and stiffness along the tendon
  • Difficulty walking and exercising
  • Tightening of the calf muscles
  • Deformity of your heel bone

Are You Experiencing Achilles Tendon Pain? Reach Out to Washington Foot and Ankle for Achilles Care

Treating tendonitis now can prevent increased pain and more costly intervention later on. When Achilles tendonitis is left untreated, it typically worsens and can lead to an enormously painful Achilles tendon rupture. A simple exam with X-rays at Washington Foot and Ankle may be the difference between needing simple therapeutic care or complex surgical treatment.

Dr. Chanda J. Corbin offers individualized Achilles tendonitis treatment for patients of all activity levels in Romeo, MI. From conservative options such as physical therapy and orthotics to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and surgery, Dr. Corbin can work with you to find a treatment that provides the best solution for your activity level. Contact us today for an Achilles tendon evaluation.

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Michelle DeMeyer

2022

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What a great clinic; respectful and pleasant, from the time you walk in, till you walk out, on the phone, and then to the operating room. What a great experience overall! Definitely recommend Dr. Corbin and her wonderful staff! Thank you for making my toe feel better

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Deana Young

2021

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I would absolutely recommend Dr. Corbin and Staff. They made everything from scheduling appointments to post surgical care stress free. Dr Corbin explained treatments and valued my opinion on how proceed. A great clinic with caring people.

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We Tailor Treatment to Your Needs 

Dr. Corbin believes in the importance of customizing treatment for all patients. Regardless of which treatment you and your doctor choose, it is of the utmost importance that patients address any pain in the heel or foot as soon as possible. Do not put yourself at risk for further injury. The following are her most popular Achilles tendon treatments:

Surgical Care

Patients who do not find relief from conservative treatments or who suffer from chronic issues and tears may benefit from surgery to remove, repair, or reconstruct the damaged tendon. As a board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Corbin can provide safe, precise surgical care to effectively remedy the issue. 

Discuss Surgery Options

PRP Therapy

Dr. Corbin may also utilize PRP therapy to stimulate recovery by increasing collagen reproduction. PRP therapy uses biological material from your blood which is then injected into the treatment area. PRP is often provided to athletes who need a shorter downtime and decreased chances of re-injury. In some cases, PRP therapy may be provided as an alternative to surgery. For others, PRP may be used to aid in recovery in conjunction with their surgical procedure.

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Non-Surgical Treatments

Following an exam, we can review different non-surgical treatments for Achilles tendonitis and which options may be right for you.

RICE Method

The combination of rest, ice, compression, and elevation is often effective if administered immediately after an injury.

Orthotic Insoles

We work with a trusted local company to provide custom orthotic insoles that reduce tendon strain by lifting the heel.

Casts

Achilles tendonitis that results in rupture may require a cast to prevent stretching and strain while keeping the tendon flexed.

Physical Therapy

Massage, stretching, and guided movements can decrease tension, restore tendon motion, and strengthen calf muscles.

Affordable Achilles Care

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Insurance typically covers foot, ankle, and Achilles services provided by podiatrists. Our team accepts insurance and can advise you on how to get the most out of your benefits. We also accept credit cards, cash, and checks for Achilles tendon treatment.

Schedule an Appointment

Do not let foot and ankle problems slow you down. Put your best foot forward with the professionals at Washington Foot and Ankle. Call (586) 372-7200 to make a same-day appointment at our Romeo office or contact us to schedule a visit. We will be more than happy to help you get back on your feet.

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Danielle Scott

2022

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Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I never had to wait more than a few minutes in the waiting room.

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Jessica Scott

2021

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Dr. Corbin is very knowledgeable, personable, and patient. She explained everything very well and made me feel at ease! Everyone at the office was very friendly and the office was very clean and sanitary. I would absolutely recommend her!

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Washington Foot & Ankle

Dr. Chanda J. Corbin and the team at Washington Foot and Ankle in Romeo want to help patients of all ages maintain their mobility and put their best foot forward. Dr. Corbin is:

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • A Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • A staff member at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, MI
  • An instructor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

To book a same-day appointment, reach out to us online or call us at (586) 372-7200.

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