Tendonitis Specialist

Manhattan Footcare

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

Tendonitis can lead to foot and lower leg pain that’s so severe you have a hard time participating in the activities you enjoy. To get help for your tendonitis pain, visit New York City’s top podiatrists, Steve Menna, DPM, and George Pace, DPM, of Manhattan Footcare. They offer cutting-edge tendonitis solutions right in their offices, which are located in Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan. Book your tendonitis evaluation online or over the phone today.

Tendonitis Q & A

What causes tendonitis?

Tendonitis means you have chronic inflammation in a tendon, the fibrous connective tissue that links a muscle to a bone. While tendonitis, or tendinitis, can certainly affect any of the tendons in your body, this painful condition is most often associated with feet and ankles.

Even though the exact cause of tendonitis isn’t always known, you can develop tendonitis due to:

  • Older age
  • Overuse or repeated use
  • Wearing poor-fitting shoes
  • Decreased blood circulation
  • Suddenly increasing the intensity of your workouts

You’re also more likely to suffer from tendonitis if you don’t warm up properly before exercising.

What are the symptoms of tendonitis?

Because tendonitis is an inflammatory condition, you’re probably going to experience pain and discomfort in the affected area. As your tendon weakens and becomes more fatigued, you may find that it gets increasingly difficult to jump, run, or move quickly. You could even experience:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation

Usually, the symptoms you experience are aggravated by periods of high activity — such as exercise — especially if you don’t properly stretch beforehand. In most cases, rest will alleviate your discomfort.

How is tendonitis treated?

At Manhattan Footcare, Dr. Menna and Dr. Pace will help you get relief from any pain you’re experiencing and help you rebuild strength to prevent future tendonitis flare-ups. They’ll perform a thorough evaluation and check your range of motion. It’s often helpful for them to gather images, like X-rays or ultrasounds, to confirm or rule out a tendonitis diagnosis.

Once Dr. Menna or Dr. Pace better understand your condition, they’ll discuss treatment solutions with you. Your tendonitis treatment plan may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Custom orthotics
  • Compression wrapping
  • Bracing, casting, or night splints

Dr. Menna and Dr. Pace can even teach you exercises to help you restore flexibility and strength in your tendon. Depending on the severity of your tendonitis, they may also get you started on physical therapy to further help alleviate your tendonitis symptoms.

Get relief from tendonitis pain right away with the help of the team at Manhattan Footcare. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.