Achilles Tendinitis  The pain that you are feeling at the back of your heel could be Achilles tendinitis!  Your achilles tendon stretches from the calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone.  You can find it pretty easily by feeling for the thick band behind your ankle and above your heel.  This tendon makes extending your foot and pointing your toes all possible. Achilles tendinitis is a common injury caused when the tendon becomes swollen and painful.  In extreme cases, the tendon could rupture  if there is too much force on the tendon.

What Causes Achilles Tenon Injuries?

  • Overuse
  • Wearing heels that are too high
  • Flatfeet
  • Tight muscles or tendons
  • Too much physical activity too soon

Achilles tendinitis is often seen in people who are more active whether in sports or just in life.

What Achilles Tendinitis Feels Like

  • Swollen area in the back of foot
  • Pain along the back of the foot- might become more intense when stretching your ankle or standing on your toes
  • Tenderness when your foot hits the back of your shoe
  • Problems flexing your foot or pointing your toes

How To Treat Mild Achilles Tendinitis

  • Avoid putting weight on your leg
  • Ice 30 minutes on 30 minutes off
  • Use a compression bandage or sock
  • Take anti inflammatories
  • Use a heel lift

Other Problems that Cause Heel Pain could be:

  • Haglund’s Exostosis – a bone spur on the back of the heel
  • Arthritis of the ankle
  • Tear or rupture of the Achilles tendon
  • Achilles Bursitis – inflammation on the back of the heel
  • Tennis leg – tear of one of the tendons in the back of your leg leading into your heel

If you have pain in the back of your heel, it is important that the doctor examine you to determine exactly what is wrong. If you find out you do have Achilles tendinitis, Dr. Schlam will go over other treatment options. These might include a special splint to stretch the tendon correctly, orthotics, ultrasound therapy or injection therapy.  We are here to help.  If you are feeling this type of pain and aren’t getting any better on your own, give our office a call and we will set you up with a preferred appointment at (845) 298-9074. Hollowbrook Foot Specialist – Serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls. By David Schlam

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I came here today for the first time what a wonderful group of people, very professional and friendly and the Dr. I saw, Dr. Geshev, he is absolutely the first podiatrist I’ve ever seen that made me feel very comfortable, and he knows what he’s doing. I would recommend this podiatrist office to everybody.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: By appointment only

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