Feeling some sort of nagging pain in the area of your heel or the back of your leg could mean that you are developing Achilles tendonitis. This is a tendon that is the largest within the body and it works to connect your heel bone and your calf muscles. The Achilles is used whenever you walk, jump, run or have to stand on your toes. Our staff at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic is available to give you all of the help that you need for Achilles tendonitis treatment in Snohomish.
More simply defined, tendonitis is actually an inflammation that takes place in the tendon. This is the natural response of the body whenever there is some sort of disease or injury and it will usually lead to pain, irritation and swelling. The type of Achilles tendonitis that you have will usually be determined based off of which portion of your tendon is showing inflammation.
In order to determine what is going on with your Achilles, we will give you a full examination and run the appropriate testing. This may include x-rays, ultrasounds or MRIs just to see how severe the damage is. When it comes to treatments, there are a number of options that we could work with. In most cases, it will be all about getting the rest and anti-inflammatory medicines you need to get your tendon back to normal. If this does not help, we can tweak the treatment plan until you are able to have some noticeable relief.
Call us today at (425)482-6663 to talk with the professionals at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic about your options in Achilles tendonitis treatment in Snohomish. We are available to answer any of your questions and to help you get the pain relief you need.