Podiatrist In Marine Park Brooklyn NY
Brooklyn
3165 Nostrand Avenue, Apt LA
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-303-2632
Staten Island
1340 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302
718-720-4848

Foot Doctor In Marine Park

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Achilles Tendonitis in Brooklyn

Achilles TendonitisAchilles Tendonitis is an inflammation with pain on motion in the back of the heel where the Tendo Achilles inserts. The pain starts with the morningļæ½s first steps and then gets worse with increased activity. Often due to excess activity or wearing unhealthy heels, this problem presents as either acute or chronic. X-rays or MRI studies reveal the extent of the problem which can include bursitis, bone bruises as well as partial or complete tears of the tendon. Treatment includes injection therapy, reduced activity and the use of higher heeled shoes temporarily as well as OTC anti-inflammatory oral meds and topicals can be helpful, but if pains and disability increases, it is wise to get a professional opinion as delays can cause greater injury. Injection therapy and prescription medication, when combined with a strapping, soft cast or a CAM Walker for immobilization usually allows healing while maintaining activity but if there is a tear, a cast or surgical repair may be necessary.