Signature Footcare, PLLC
Rafael Tabari, DPM
Podiatrist located in North Corona, Queens, NY
Foot and ankle tendonitis is a common cause of foot pain, occurring when there is inflammation or irritation of the tendons, usually due to overuse or injury. Foot and ankle tendonitis can affect any of the tendons in the foot resulting in conditions such as Achilles Tendonitis and Extensor Tendonitis. It usually takes two to three months to recover, but it can take much longer without the proper treatment. Make an appointment today to see Dr. Tabari and to receive the proper treatment.
Tendonitis Q & A
What is extensor tendonitis?
Foot and ankle tendonitis is a common cause of foot pain, occurring when there is inflammation or irritation of the tendons, usually due to overuse or injury.
It usually takes two to three months to recover, but it can take much longer without the proper treatment. Make an appointment today to see Dr. Tabari and to receive the proper treatment.
Why do I have tendonitis?
Most patients who have tendonitis in their feet or lower legs either overexert themselves or have an injury. For instance, if you work on your feet all day long you're more likely to suffer from extensor tendonitis. This condition can also develop if you:
Can I prevent tendonitis?
In many cases, yes. Because tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon, allowing your feet to rest and stretching your toes, feet, and calves can help. Dr. Tabari can teach you stretching and strengthening exercises that not only help prevent tendonitis but also minimize symptoms when inflammation occurs.
Will I need surgery if I have tendonitis?
Dr. Tabari tries to provide alternative treatments for helping patients with tendonitis. While it can be challenging, one of the best things you can do is to stay off your feet and let your tendons heal, to minimize inflammation and prevent recurring injuries.
If needed, Dr. Tabari can even provide steroid injections or get you started on physical therapy. Usually, surgery is the very last resort if your tendonitis hasn't healed after several months.
During surgery, Dr. Tabari fully restores and repairs your tendon. Most patients tolerate this type of procedure very well and are even stronger afterward. While your recovery can take several weeks, you should have a full range of motion shortly afterward. If you do need surgery, it's likely that you also need to go to physical therapy for several weeks or months afterward.
If you have pain in your feet or suspect you might have tendonitis in your feet, calves, or ankles, book an appointment with Dr. Tabari. Scheduling can be done either online or over the phone.