If you experience the tenderness, stiffness, and pain that comes from Achilles tendinitis, you will likely be relieved to find out that we can usually cure the issue through nonsurgical treatment methods. Specific Achilles tendinitis treatment options include RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), medication, exercises, and orthotic devices.
We recommend starting with RICE therapy. Avoiding exercise for several days or performing low-impact activities will help the body heal the inflamed tissue. Ice and compression can both further relieve inflammation and decrease pain. Elevate the affected foot at intervals during the day and at night by propping it on a couple of pillows to reduce swelling. If this is not providing enough relief, we can utilize those other treatment options. It is only in rare cases that surgery is necessary for repairing a damaged tendon.
If you would like additional information or need professional treatment for any other foot problem, contact Richardson Podiatry Associates by calling (972) 690-5374. You can also request an appointment at our Richardson, TX office online today.