Achilles Tendonitis in New Jersey
Whether you live in Cedar Knolls, NJ or the surrounding community if you are suffering from Achilles tendonitis, count on the cutting-edge professionals at Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons!
What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Your Achilles tendon is the longest in your body and runs from your calf muscles all the way down to your heels. It plays a key role in balance, so when something goes wrong and the tendon is not functioning normally, it can have a great deal of impact on your life.
The term tendonitis simply refers to inflammation of a tendon, and as a result, Achilles tendonitis refers to inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It is caused by a multitude of factors, including a sudden increase in physical activity, tight calf muscles, and bone spurs.
Signs & Symptoms
- Pain & swelling in your heel as you walk or run
- Tight calf muscles
- Limited range of motion when flexing the foot
- Skin in heel feels overly warm to the touch
Benefits of Achilles Tendonitis Treatment
Since Achilles Tendonitis can result in a great deal of pain and stiffness, in addition to thickening of the tendon, bone spurs, and persistent swelling, successful treatment can result in:
- Greatly reduced or eliminated pain
- Decreased or eliminated swelling
- Increase flexibility and range of motion
How is treatment for Achilles Tendonitis Performed?
Nonsurgical and surgical treatments depend on your age, level of activity and the severity of your injury.
If you have a ruptured Achilles tendon, instead of having surgery you may use a cast or walking boot to elevate your heel.
Surgical procedures generally involve making an incision in the back of your lower leg and stitching the torn tendon together. Depending on the condition of the torn tissue, the repair may be reinforced with other tendons.
Preparing for Achilles Tendonitis Treatment
In preparation for your appointment, you may want to write a list that includes:
- Detailed descriptions of the symptoms and the precipitating event
- Information about past medical problems
- All the medications and dietary supplements you take
- Questions you want to ask the doctor
Does your condition require surgery? How to prepare for your Achilles tendonitis treatment depends primarily on the course of treatment needed. Your Advanced Foot & Ankle physician will be sure to go over any necessary preparations prior to your Achilles tendonitis treatment.
Achilles Tendonitis Treatment Recovery
After treatment, whether surgical or nonsurgical, you will go through a rehabilitation program involving physical therapy exercises to strengthen your leg muscles and Achilles tendon. Most people return to their former level of activity within four to six months.
Driven by a Pursuit of Excellence
Driven by the pursuit of excellence, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson are the surgeons of choice for foot and ankle treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ, and Northern NJ.
Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Achilles Tendonitis Treatment Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons accept Medicare and Atlantic Health System’s local health insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists.
Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!