Achillies Tendonitis

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If you are an active athlete, chances are you’ve experienced Achilles tendonitis before. This common and painful condition, unfortunately, takes you out of the game you love playing. We at Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC in New Jersey will assess the severity of your Achilles tendonitis and get you started on a treatment plan. Your experienced podiatrists, Drs. Killian and Chandrani, are committed to treating your condition as safely and efficiently as possible so that you can get back to doing what you love. 

Achilles tendonitis is a sprain in the Achilles tendon which is located on the heel bone and runs up your lower leg. This tendon is necessary for walking, movement, and standing on your toes. Pain is often worse in the morning and intensifies after physical activity. It’s vitally important that as soon as you start to experience symptoms that you come in for a visit. Treatment is much more effective the earlier it is started.

Causes of Achilles tendonitis:

- Aging weakens this tendon over time

- Bone spurs

- Tight calf muscles

- New, rigorous activity your body is not accustomed to

If you think you are experiencing Achilles tendonitis, please contact our office immediately. Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC is located at two New Jersey locations for your convenience. You can find our Mercerville office at 2103 Mercerville-Whitehorse Rd and our Toms River office at 202 Rte 37 W, Suite 4. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit newjerseyfoot.com, call our Mercerville office at 609-585-3200, or call our Toms River office at 732-557-4266.

Author
Frank J. Killian, DPM FACFAS Owner, Mercer Ocean Podiatry Board Certified American Board of Podiatric Surgery Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons

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