Tendonitis is a painful foot condition caused by irritation or inflammation of tissues that attach bone to muscle. Causes of foot tendonitis include stress, tissue degeneration, and tendon rupture that occurs from excessive strain and repetitive activity. People who are very active, especially athletes and runners, are at higher risk for foot tendonitis.
There are several tendonitis treatment options, such as with rest and physical therapy; anti-inflammatory medications can help reduce pain. In severe cases, patients should seek help from an experienced NYC podiatrist for surgery to repair, or even remove a damaged tendon.