Achilles tendonitis is a condition that will often present with a progressive dull pain or a sharp pain that is located along the back of the tendon, with most people feeling it rather close to the heel area. Some of the other signs of this condition may be redness, limited ankle flexibility and heat over the area. There may also be a bit of lumpy scar tissue or a nodule that can be present along the tendon or some sort of a cracking sound whenever the ankle is moving. If you are noticing any of these things, it will be imperative that you look into Achilles tendonitis treatment in Seattle with our staff at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic.
From the moment that you start feeling the pain and swelling in your Achilles, it is a good idea to stop movement and try ice to see if you can get the swelling to go down. You can also take some ibuprofen or aspirin to help you with the pain or try your hand at some self-massage until you are able to get in to see us for treatment.
When you meet with us, we will be sure to go through and give you a thorough examination to determine the severity of your Achilles tendonitis. This may call for MRIs, x-rays or ultrasounds so that we can pinpoint the region and get a better look at what is going on.
After your initial consultation, we will be happy to work with you to start treatment and help you to get back on your feet again. Call (425)482-6663 to talk with the professionals at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic about your options in Achilles tendonitis treatment in Seattle.