Achilles Tendinitis Treatment in Lakewood, CA
Advanced Ankle Care For Your Best Foot Health
If you are experiencing pain in your heel, it may be caused by Achilles tendinitis, an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. This heel condition may develop after an increase in activity, exercise, or stress to your feet and/or legs. If left untreated, it can become chronic Achilles tendinosis. Thankfully, our podiatrist offers effective Achilles tendinitis treatment in Lakewood, CA.
What Is The Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon connects the calf to the heel bone. It can become tight if you don’t exercise frequently or it may be naturally tight due to genetic factors, putting you at risk for strain or sports injury. Injury to the Achilles tendon is painful and is common in runners.
What Are the Symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis?
Patients suffering from Achilles tendinitis may experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Pain & swelling in your calf or heel
- Decreased range of motion in your leg or heel
- Difficulty flexing your foot
- Tight calf muscles
- Warmth or tenderness in your heel or foot
Treatment options include rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the affected foot. It’s important to stay off the injured foot and be evaluated by our podiatrist. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to relieve the pain and prevent the development of Achilles tendonosis.
If you believe you have Achilles tendinitis or another Achilles tendon condition or injury, contact our office as soon as possible. We will perform a comprehensive diagnostic exam and discuss your recommended treatment options.
Contact Us for Achilles Tendinitis Treatment in Lakewood, CA
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatry care, schedule your Dr. Tulifau New Patient Consultation today by calling 562-925-3055 or clicking here to use our convenient online request form. Your appointment includes:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Review Your Medical History
- Thorough Exam
- Custom Treatment Plan
We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightforward plan with a consultative approach to help you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment.
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Lakewood, CA, our podiatrist and team at Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot & Ankle Center also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Long Beach, Cerritos & Bellflower, CA & the surrounding areas.