It’s a term most people have heard of, but don’t really know what it is 🤷🏼🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏼‍♂️.
A tendon is what connects a muscle 💪🏻 to bone 🦴.
For instance, the Achilles tendon connects the calf 🦵🏼muscles to the heel 🦶bone 🦴.
And speaking 🗣 of the Achilles, it’s one of the more common foot 👣 tendons to become inflamed 🔥.
Tendinitis refers to when a tendon becomes inflamed🔥.
This can happen for many reasons such as overuse, an injury , faulty shoes 👞👟👠🥿, or a specific faulty alignment or malfunctioning of the foot👣.
By faulty alignment, we’re mostly referring to being Flat Footed🦶.
Having flat feet 🦶 can lead to tendinitis of one or more tendons of the foot 👣 or ankle.
Sometimes swelling is evident, but not always. Pain😩🥺, on the other hand, is always present.
The only way to know if you have tendinitis is by having it diagnosed by a specialist 👩🏻‍⚕️🧑🏻‍⚕️👨🏽‍⚕️.
Besides the Achilles tendon, the other tendons of the feet 👣 that commonly get inflamed are the Posterior Tibial (on the inside of the ankle) and Peroneal (on the outside of the ankle).
The top of the foot 👣 is another place where tendinitis can occur.
One of the risks of long-term inflammation 🔥 and pain 😣😖😫 is a tear.
We’ve seen multiple cases of tears of several tendons in the feet👣.
A tear could mean several weeks in a boot 🥾 or even surgery 🏥.
Getting rid of the inflammation 🔥 as early as possible greatly decreases the risk of a tear.
The best home remedies for tendinitis are applying ice 🧊 for 30 minutes per hour, refraining from jogging 🏃🏽‍♂️ or jumping 🤸🏼‍♂️until the pain 🥺😖😣😫stops 🛑 wearing athletic shoes 👟👟 for stability, and taking an anti-inflammatory if you can.
Since many cases of tendinitis are from a fault in how the feet 👣 function (pronation), custom orthotics is one of the most successful remedies.
Orthotics help to keep the feet 👣 aligned as they were meant to be, which allows them to function the way they were meant to.
We have many other means of eliminating the pain 😫😣😖 and inflammation 🔥 of tendinitis.
Tendinitis can be chronic and frustrating if not treated properly.
The longer it lasts, the harder it can be to stop.
When your feet 👣 hurt 😞, you hurt 😔 all over. Don’t let a condition like tendinitis do that to you.
Let us know how we can help put an end to acute or chronic foot 👣 pain🥺😣😞😖😔.

To Healthy Tendons,

Dr. Rosales👨🏽‍⚕️