If you are suffering from pain due to foot and ankle tendinitis, talk to Dr. Tatiana DeLaurentiis at Westfield Family Podiatry & Surgery to get expert diagnosis and treatments for pain relief so you can get back to doing what you love.

What is Tendinitis?

Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon and is one of the most common causes of foot or ankle pain. Common causes of tendinitis are injuries, over-use, poor or improper stretching prior to physical activity, or incorrect form during physical activity. People with flat feet, tight tendons, or arthritis are more prone to tendinitis.

Tendinitis can result from an injury or over-use. Improper stretching prior to exertion or incorrect form during physical activity can also contribute to the development of tendinitis. Some people, including those with “flat feet,” tight tendons, or arthritis, are particularly prone to tendinitis.

Pain is the most prominent symptom of tendinitis. The pain will be most noticeable when you try to move that part of your body. The involved tendon may swell.

Call Dr. Tatiana DeLaurentiis Tendinitis Diagnosis & Treatment

If the pain from tendinitis doesn’t go away with ice and rest, or if the pain persists beyond a week, get in touch with Dr. DeLaurentiis to get an evaluation.

Dr. DeLaurentiis will ask you some questions about your pain and general health and perform a complete physical examination of your feet and ankles. X-rays or an MRI might be ordered to rule out any other problems, such as a fracture or torn tendon.

Treatment will focus on relieving the pain and preventing further injury. Shoe inserts or a soft cast to effectively immobilize the affected area for a period of time. Medications may be prescribed too.

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Request an appointment with Dr. DeLaurentiis today to get the tendinitis treatment you deserve.