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Achilles Tendon Pain Relief

Achilles tendon pain relief options are available in Rowlett, TX. Casteel Foot & Ankle Center is conveniently located to serve the Rowlett community and surrounding areas. Dr. Catherine Casteel, DPM, our foot and ankle surgeon is available to examine your Achilles tendon injury and provide the best options for treatment. Her team will make you feel comfortable so your office visit is always efficient and pleasant.

Causes of Achilles Tendon Pain

achilles tendon injury, heel pain, podiatrist RowlettThe Achilles tendon is located in the back of the leg and attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone. It is the largest tendon in the body, allowing you to push off or rise while supporting the full weight of the human body. Without your Achilles tendon, you could not walk. A variety of things can cause Achilles tendon pain, such as:

  • Heel or ankle injury
  • Wrong types of shoes
  • Shape of your heel
  • Condition of your calf muscles
  • Exercise
  • Flat feet

Any of these circumstances can develop into conditions that include Achilles tendon pain. For example, Achilles tendonitis occurs when the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed, irritated, sore, and stiff. Patients are diagnosed with “tennis leg” when the Achilles tendon has a rupture at the calf muscle. Torn or ruptured tendons can debilitate the injured person.

Achilles Tendon Injury Treatment

Treatment options for Achilles tendon pain begins with an examination and detailed questionnaire about your condition and medical history. After examination, potential non-surgical approaches would be explored:

  • Anti-inflammatory pain medication
  • Stretching
  • Changing shoes for certain activities
  • Orthotics
  • Icing for swelling and pain
  • Ultrasound
  • Cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy

If non-surgical approaches do not improve the condition, the doctor may recommend heel surgery to repair a tendon.

Call About Achilles Tendon Pain

If you suffer from Achilles tendon pain, contact us online or call our heel specialist at 972-301-7051 or 972-468-0966 to schedule an appointment. There is no need to suffer from heel pain any longer with the help of Casteel Foot & Ankle Center.