Treating Your Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is a very common condition that most people will have experienced at least once in their lifetime. Since it is often a result of repetitive movements that lead to overuse, achilles tendinitis can appear gradually and worsen over time. Dr. Gabriel Maislos of Houston Foot & Ankle Care treats all types of sports-related injuries such as achilles tendinitis and creates treatment plans for each patient to reduce pain and discomfort.

Symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis involves the biggest tendon in the body, which connects the heel bone to the calf muscles. The achilles allows us to walk, run, jump, and is built to withstand great amounts of pressure. However, repetitive stress to the area can cause:

How is it treated?

When conservative treatments do not help and achilles pain persists, surgery may be necessary. Surgical procedures depend on the severity and location of the injury, so consulting with an experienced foot care specialist is important. Dr. Gabriel Maislos is a board-certified, well-respected, skilled podiatric surgeon who has treated many patients for all types of foot and ankle conditions such as other sports injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, sprains and fractures, as well as fungal infections, bunions, hammertoes, and diabetic foot problems. Please call our Houston office at (713) 541-3199 or contact us for questions or scheduling appointments!

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