dr paul ross logo
Appointment Request
The Podiatry Center is available for teleconferencing
meetings if you are unable to leave your house,
please call our office directly to setup
your personal teleconferencing meeting.

Bethesda -301.656.6055
Springfield -703.451.2977
Call Bethesda, MD & Springfield, VA's
Award-Winning Podiatrist Today!
Patient Portal

Podiatrist in Silver Spring, MD, Explains Achilles Tendinitis

podiatrist silver spring mdTendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon caused by stress or injury. Achilles tendinitis is simply inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the largest tendon in the body which connects your heel bone to your calf muscles. While the Achilles tendon is strong and can withstand pressure, it is prone to injury and inflammation with overuse. Our podiatrist in Silver Spring, MD, explains more here. 

Symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis

An injury of the Achilles tendon can cause heel pain, tenderness, thickening of the tendon, and swelling. There are two types of Achilles tendinitis, depending on which part of the tendon is injured:

  • Insertional tendinitis – this involves the lower part of the heel, where the bone attaches to the tendon. This type of tendinitis can occur even in people who do not exercise frequently, but it is also common in long-distance runners. It often results in bone spurs in the heel.
  • Noninsertional tendinitis – fibers in the middle of the tendon degenerate and swell, causing pain. This type occurs more frequently in active people. 

Causes of Achilles Tendinitis

This condition is common in runners and middle-aged people who exercise infrequently. It can develop if you:

  • Suddenly increase your amount of exercise – the tendon is not in the condition to support the increased stress
  • Have existing bone spurs that rub against the tendon
  • Have tight calf muscles that put extra stress on the Achilles tendon

You can reduce the risk of tendinitis by easing into exercise if you aren’t an active person. Stretching and doing foot exercises can also help. 

How Is It Treated?

Achilles tendinitis treatment usually involves at-home care such as rest, pain relievers such as ibuprofen, therapeutic stretching, and ice. It’s also important to have properly fitting shoes that support your arches and heels. Our podiatrist will examine your foot to ensure that you have Achilles tendinitis before recommending treatment. In certain cases, surgery may be needed to relieve pain that persists for months.

Contact Our Podiatrist in Silver Spring, MD, Today To Find Out More!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other podiatry-related topics, feel free to contact The Podiatry Center by clicking here or by calling 301-232-3764.



ONE OF VIRGINIA'S AND MARYLAND'S TOP RATED &
FAVORITE PODIATRISTS



Dr Paul Ross Reader’s Pick Best Podiatrist washingtonian best podiatrist best podiatrist in bethesda md best podiatrist in springfield va best bethesda podiatrist best podiatrist in md best podiatrist in md best podiatrist in md best podiatrist in md


SEE WHAT DR. ROSS'S PATIENTS ARE SAYING
  • “Dr. Ross is absolutely excellent. He has treated both myself and my wife for years. We trust him implicitly and intend to continue as his patients for as long as he, or we, are available.”

    - Jerald A.

    best bethesda md podiatrist
  • “Dr. Ross is absolutely excellent. He has treated both myself and my wife for years. We trust him implicitly and intend to continue as his patients for as long as he, or we, are available.”

    - Jerald A.

    best springfield va podiatrist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of The Podiatry Center. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.


Read More
dr paul ross angies reviewsdr paul ross yelp reviews

dr paul ross facebook reviewsdr paul ross healthgrades reviews
top 10 things you should know before choosing your podiatrist

dr paul ross on facebook

dr paul ross on twitter

dr paul ross on google

dr paul ross on google

Podiatrist Near Alexandria VA               Fairfax Podiatrist              Podiatrist In Rockville MD

The Podiatry Centers located in Bethesda, Maryland (MD) and Springfield, Virginia (VA) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrist,
Dr. Paul Ross can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

Our Bethesda, Maryland (MD) and Springfield, Virginia (VA) Podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community, including: Woodbridge VA, Fairfax VA, Annandale VA, Arlington VA, Alexandria VA, Burke VA, Gaithersburg MD, Potomac MD, Silver Spring MD, Rockville MD and Chevy Chase MD.

Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Call 301.656.6055 today!


© 2020 The Podiatry Center : Paul Ross, D.P.M.
Designed by JimmyMarketing.com