Tigard Podiatrist

11815 SW King James Pl, Suite 60
Tigard, OR 97224
(503) 639-8107

Canby Podiatrist

358 NW 1st Ave, Suite 5
Canby, OR 97013
(503) 263-2347
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Foot and Ankle Injuries, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, ingrown toenails and sports injuries


Tendonitis

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Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon which connects muscle to bone. Tendinitis can result from a sprain or strain as well as mechanical and structural faults within your foot and ankle.

Treatment is usually conservative using rest, physical therapy techniques and supportive therapy such as cast immobilization or splints and elastic bandages.

More severe tendinitis conditions can affect the posterior tibial tendon in the arch of your foot and can cause rupture with eventual collapse of your arch and severe arthritic changes. Early intervention with orthotic therapy or arch supports may prevent the rupture of the tendon and these severe arthritic changes with early treatment.

Achilles tendinitis can also be quite severe requiring surgical debridement if not treated early and aggressively. Physical therapy and anti-inflammatory therapy along with rest most often resolves this condition. Sometimes heel lifts will be necessary to reduce tension stress to the Achilles during recovery.