Achilles Tendonits in New Jersey
Your Achilles tendon stretches from your heel to your calf muscles and its “springiness” allows you to extend your foot and point your toes.
However, it’s also one of the most commonly injured, especially for those who play sports, but injuries can also occur as a result of overuse, increasing your level of physical activity too quickly, wearing high heels, and not stretching properly prior to exercise.
- Achilles Tendinitis is easily treated when detected early.
- Your doctor will examine the ankle, and an X-ray might be taken to confirm the diagnosis.
- In most cases, treatment consists of rest, ice, and exercises to strengthen the muscles around the tendon.
Non-insertional Achilles Tendinitis: where the middle part of the tendon is injured—responds well to physical therapy.
Insertional Achilles Tendinitis: where damage occurs near where the tendon meets the heel may be treated with custom orthotics.
Our expertise in sports medicine has given Dr. Mark Solomon the privilege and honor of serving as the Team Podiatrist for the New York Jets Professional Football Team. Together with Dr. Stinson, they offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries.
With our experience and training in sports medicine, we have the ability to make a rapid and accurate diagnosis and then offer a full spectrum of the latest and most effective treatment options, including non-surgical and surgical approaches.
We know how and when to incorporate rehabilitation, orthotics, shoes, and surgery into the treatment regimen. We understand when an athlete has the ability to return to their sport. Whether you’re a full-time athlete, a weekend warrior or an individual on the go, our doctors offer a comprehensive approach to the prevention and treatment of injuries related to activity. Our goal is to help you get better as soon as possible, facilitating a safe, rapid return to your normal activity, whether that be making strides on the field, in the gym or at home.
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Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.
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We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.