Achilles Tendonitis Marietta, GA
Ankle Tendon Disorders
This is a condition in which the sheath surrounding the Achilles tendon gets inflamed, causing pain at the back of the ankle. This typically results from athletic activities causing Achilles tendon overuse. Continued overuse of the Achilles may create micro damages within the tendon, which could then become filled with scar tissue after healing. A Tendon filled with scar tissue becomes thick (tendinosis) and does not function very well. Tendinosis creates inflammation and pain, which could lead to further weakening and rupturing of the Achilles tendon. Tendinosis may occur within the mid-portion of the Achilles tendon or at its insertion into the heel bone.
Achilles Tendon Rupture
A rupturing of the Achilles tendon can occur from direct trauma to the Achilles tendon or indirectly as a result of a sudden force from deceleration while engaged in sporting activities. The injury can cause complete or incomplete separation of the Achilles tendon, causing pain, inability to flex the ankle, or a visible gap in the tendon. A visible bulge in the Achilles tendon can happen in neglected Achilles tendon ruptures that have begun to heal without proper treatment. If you think you may have ruptured your Achilles tendon, you will need to be evaluated immediately for prompt treatment, as delayed treatment may have debilitating consequences.
This is a painful condition that can arise from inflammation of the peroneal tendon sheath. It is often the result of overuse, often associated with athletic injuries. This pain is located on the outer part of the ankle, and could limit further physical activity.
Peroneal Tendon Tears
These are tears within the peroneal tendon on the outer part of the ankle at the junctions where the peroneal tendon curves around the ankle. This injury may be associated with repeated ankle sprains. Typically, individuals with very high arches are more prone to peroneal tendon tears. Treatment includes correcting the foot deformity, and removing and repairing the torn portion of the tendon back to healthy and strong tissue.
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