Foot tendonitis is inflammation in any of the tendons in your foot. The most common are the Achilles, peroneal, extensor and posterior tibial tendons. An irritated foot tendon is usually the result of overuse and can lead to pain and swelling.
Joint pain may affect the function of the joint, and can limit a person’s ability to do basic tasks. Severe joint pain can affect the quality of life.
Treatment should focus not only on pain but also on the affected activities and functions.
Different Types of Foot Tendonitis
Your feet contain many tendons. Tendonitis can affect any of them, but the most common include: Achilles Tendonitis, Extensor Tendonitis, Peroneal Tendonitis, Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, and Plantar Fasciitis.
What Cause Foot Tendonitis
Foot tendonitis is usually chronic, meaning it develops over time when you put repeated stress on the tendons in your foot. But tendonitis can also happen suddenly if you overstretch the tendon, over-rotate your ankle or use improper technique when running, jumping or playing sports.
What are the Symptoms of Foot Tendonitis
Symptoms vary depending on which tendon you injure, but may include:
Bone spurs (small formations of extra bone near the tendon).
Pain along the length of the tendon or where the tendon attaches to the bone.
Pain that gets worse with physical activity.
Stiffness in the tendon after periods of inactivity, such as first thing in the morning.
Swelling, redness or warmth around the tendon.
Thickening of the tendon.
How Does Foot and Ankle Specialist Dr. Leonard Knudson Diagnose Foot Tendonitis?
Dr. Leonard Knudson, DPM will perform a physical exam and review your symptoms. He may palpate (press) on certain parts of your foot, ankle or calf. He'll be checking for areas of swelling and tenderness.
Dr. Knudson may also ask you to perform certain movements to assess your range of motion, strength and the severity of your pain. If he suspects you may have a foot fracture or a torn tendon, he may recommend imaging exams such as an X-ray, MRI, CT scan or ultrasound.
For many of the tendons in your foot, if not torn, an ultrasound is often the test of choice to see how the tendon moves and what types of injury or degenerative changes are causing your pain.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor if the pain is interfering with your normal daily life activities and have it diagnosed quickly.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles will begin treatment to relieve pain and maintain healthy, functioning tendons and joints.
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