The Achilles tendon is a vital component of your lower leg, connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. If you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, or any issues related to the Achilles tendon, our dedicated team of podiatrists is here to provide expert care and personalized treatment solutions.
Understanding the Achilles Tendon: The Achilles tendon plays a crucial role in various activities, from walking to running and jumping. However, it is susceptible to injuries and conditions that can result from overuse, improper footwear, or biomechanical issues. Common problems related to the Achilles tendon include tendonitis and even tears.
Our Approach to Treatment: At Wigley Feet, we understand the importance of a healthy Achilles tendon for maintaining your mobility and overall well-being. Our specialized approach to Achilles tendon treatment encompasses the following steps:
Accurate Diagnosis: Our experienced podiatrists will conduct a comprehensive examination, which may include imaging studies, to accurately diagnose the extent of the Achilles tendon issue. This step is essential for devising an effective treatment plan.
Personalized Treatment Plan: Once the diagnosis is established, we will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific condition and needs. Our goal is to alleviate pain, promote healing, and restore optimal functionality.
Rest and Immobilization: Depending on the severity of the Achilles tendon issue, rest and immobilization may be recommended to allow the tendon to heal. This may involve using a brace or walking boot to limit movement.
Physical Therapy: Our podiatrists work closely with skilled physical therapists to provide rehabilitation exercises that strengthen the Achilles tendon and surrounding muscles. These exercises aim to improve flexibility, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries.
Custom Orthotics and Footwear: Proper footwear and custom orthotics can help correct biomechanical issues that contribute to Achilles tendon problems. We will provide guidance on choosing suitable footwear and may recommend orthotic inserts to support your foot structure.
Surgical Options: In cases of severe Achilles tendon tears or chronic conditions that don’t respond to conservative treatments, surgical intervention might be considered. Our expert surgeons can discuss surgical options and guide you through the process.
Regain Your Foot’s Strength: At Wigley Feet, we are committed to helping you overcome Achilles tendon issues and regain the strength and mobility of your foot. Our focus on personalized care and evidence-based treatments ensures that you receive the best possible care tailored to your individual needs.
Don’t let Achilles tendon problems limit your active lifestyle. Contact Wigley Feet today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards achieving a healthy and pain-free Achilles tendon.