What is Achilles Tendonitis?

What is Achilles TendonitisThere are many ways people develop Achilles tendonitis; however, it is typically due to the overuse of the tendon that links the calf muscle to the heel bone. Top Scottsdale doctor, Mark Forman, DPM, M.B.A., FAPWCA and Podiatry Today explain that this can be caused by tightening of the area due to the overuse of the heel, quick changes in speed, or the size of one’s shoes’ heels.  In fact, many athletes or anyone who suddenly overuses their muscles without proper care, such as not stretching before exercising can feel the effects of Achilles tendonitis. Oftentimes, lots of rest can heal this injury or sprain. Dr. Mark Forman, and his top notch Scottsdale staff at Put Your Feet First, can provide you with personal care instructions to help you heal and not worsen the injury.

Suggestions for Home Care

  1. Plenty of rest- stay off your foot as much as possible.
  2. Alternate from icing to heating every 15 minutes.
  3. Keep your foot elevated while resting.
  4. Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.
  5. Perform appropriate stretching and strengthening exercises.
There are times, though, when many of these occurrences need more intervention than simple home remedies. At Put Your Feet First, Dr. Mark Forman can provide you with a myriad of treatments to help your recovery. Some treatments include orthotics, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP), MLS Laser, and surgery.

Orthotics

Our team at Put Your Feet First uses the newest innovative technology to screen your feet and create custom-made orthotics that mold to your feet. Orthotics are an excellent way to prevent common injuries like Achilles tendonitis from occurring. Orthotics also help in the recovery as it maintains equal amounts of pressure on one’s feet, so no specific area is getting overused.

PRP

PRP is a new method that has been proven to be more effective than cortisone shots. Dr. Forman draws your blood and screens/spins it to collect all your rich platelets. These platelets are then injected into the injured area. This method decreases inflammation quickly and helps the area regenerate healthy cells and tissue, allowing for full recovery.

MLS Laser

MLS Laser treatments do not require any downtime or pre or post care. MLS Laser utilizes a light that penetrates deep beneath the skin to the cellular level. It deadens the injured cells and tissue and helps rejuvenate the area with healthy new cells and tissue. Most patients need several sessions, each session lasting no more than 10 minutes.

Surgery

Surgery is the last consideration, as Dr. Forman and the staff at Put Your Feet First want to help you heal with the least invasive methods. If it is necessary, then Dr. Forman and his superb team will meet with you to discuss the process and the care needed for pre and post treatment.
We, at Put Your Feet First, do not just put your feet first, we put YOU first! Please schedule a consultation with us today to discuss the best approach to help you heal from your injury and prevent any injuries from occurring. Reach us through our website or by phone at 480.423.8400.
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