Achilles Tendon Treatment in New Jersey
Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which usually progresses to a degeneration of the tendon (Achilles tendinosis), in which the tendon loses its organized structure and can develop microscopic tears. In some cases, chronic degeneration may result in rupture of the tendon.
There are varieties of preventative measures available to help minimize the discomfort and problems associated with heel pain. Our doctors will always begin with a conservative treatment program. If the more conservative treatment fails to provide adequate relief, you may be considered a candidate for surgery.
Our doctors have specialized training in all of the latest, advanced surgical and procedural techniques for all types of heel pain.
Some of our advanced, innovative procedures and surgical techniques include:
- Achilles Tendon Lengthening: Involves several incisions, in several sections of the Achilles tendon
- Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture: An incision is made in the back of the ankle to access the ruptured tendon
- Debridement of the Achilles Tendon: A single incision is made on the back of the ankle and the area around the tendon is examined.
There are many advantages to having your heel pain evaluated and treated by the experienced and highly skilled surgeons at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Some of these advantages are:
Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment
This is one of the newest treatments for plantar fasciitis or “heel spur” syndrome. A non-invasive, out-patient procedure that is an alternative to surgery, it sends high energy pulses of acoustic waves into the bone and soft tissue, which allows the body to regenerate blood vessels to heal the plantar fascia. This process does not require any form of incision or sedation.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
Platelet rich plasma is a groundbreaking treatment currently very popular in professional athletics. It consists of a special mixture of blood cells used to treat tendon and ligament damage. The physicians of Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeons also uses this technology for other pathologies, such as plantar fasciitis and complicated wounds. Our understanding and use of PRP demonstrates one of the ways we stay on top of the current treatment therapies in the world of medicine.
Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
This minimally invasive procedure uses a camera to assist surgical correction of the plantar fascia.
Advanced pain management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort.
Personalized treatment plan
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.