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Podiatrist for Foot Tendonitis
Tendonitis is characterized by the inflammation of a tendon, which is a thick band of tissue that connects your bones to your muscle. There are two main tendons in your foot that are the most common sources of the condition. Tendonitis is a common cause of foot pain, and it can be caused by injury (improper stretching before exercising, for example) or overuse. If you have arthritis or flat feet, you may be more likely to develop tendonitis. To find out how you can receive treatment for tendonitis, get relief for your foot and ankle pain, and prevent tendonitis from developing again, contact Dr. Matt Ahmadi of Orange County Foot and Ankle today.
What are the symptoms of foot tendonitis?
The most common symptom of foot tendonitis is pain. The burning or sharp pain is most noticeable when you move your foot, when you first move it after a long period of inactivity, and when you have been on your feet for long periods of time. You may notice that the pain is focused in one area at first (where the affected tendon is located) and then spreads to a wider area of your foot.
After the pain has been present for a while, the tendon might swell. This can cause a small lump to form where the affected tendon is. Over time, your feet might become stiff as well. This is usually because you have restricted your movements for so long due to pain.
If you are experiencing any symptoms, contact our office today to see an experienced podiatrist for foot tendonitis. Dr. Ahmadi specializes in reconstructive surgical and non-surgical care for children and adults as well as a wide variety of foot and ankle diseases and disorders. He places emphasis on educating patients about the function and dynamics of the foot and ankle in order to prevent future problems.