One Condition

with Many Names

A wide variety of injuries and illnesses that are known better by other names are, in fact, specific permutations of tendonitis. These include (but not limited to) “tennis elbow” and “jumper’s knee”. Despite the different names and areas affected, the symptoms, treatments, and causes of tendonitis in all permutations remain largely the same. We make it simple to treat foot tendonitis in Rancho Santa Margarita

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What Causes Foot Tendonitis?

Tendonitis usually occurs as a result of repetitive motions putting stress on your tendon over time, though it can also occur as a result of injury, improper usage, or overuse in a short period of time. Most tendonitis occurs as a result of physical activities with specific motions involved, such as those involved in various sports, occupations, and hobbies. Overtraining, exertion with improper form, a lack of rest, and similar sources of excess strain overexert the tendon and lead to inflammation.

Risk Factors

While anyone can end up with foot tendonitis unexpectedly, certain factors greatly increase the likelihood that you’ll find yourself suffering inflammation of one or more tendons. At Foot & Ankle Specialists Group in Newport Beach, foot tendonitis will be diagnosed by our skilled professionals that’ll help find the correct treatment plan for you.

  • Age. As you age, your tendons become less flexible. This, in turn, makes them more likely to form micro-tears in response to strain, leading to tendonitis.
  • Sports. Tendonitis is strongly associated with sports, as the repetitive motions associated with sports are prime for causing the condition. Good form and technique will greatly reduce your risk of such injuries, however, as training has typically developed to avoid such strain.
  • Occupation. Occupations involving physical labor can also lead to tendonitis, and many workers rarely have thoroughly developed techniques and “good form” for avoiding the injury. Pay attention to repetitive motions, awkward motions, the use of vibrating equipment, reaching overhead, and similar forms of strain in your workday. Once you’ve identified the threats in your occupation, it becomes much easier to minimize your risk through varied movement, rest, etc.
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Avoiding Foot Tendonitis

With proper form and care to rest, even daily repetition of intense motions are safe under most circumstances. Patients that suffer from foot tendonitis in Newport Beach can find it difficult to avoid if your hobby or occupation involves repetitive motions, but all the more so if you aren’t aware of the risk. Keeping the potential of tendon strain in mind will provide a significant decrease. Here are the best ways to avoid tendonitis:

  • Rest. Proper rest after exertion is key to avoiding tendonitis and various other injuries and ailments associated with sports and similarly taxing activities. This means proper rest both within the day between the period of exertion, and also at night when you need to sleep properly to recover. Failure to rest can lead to many symptoms of overtraining, including (but not limited to) tendonitis, fatigue, mood swings, and susceptibility to injury and illness.
  • Varied exercise. Tendonitis and other injuries are often best prevented through more varied exercise in order to better build the other muscles and tendons associated with an exercise. This allows the implicated tendons to offload more of the stress of the movement, minimizes the risk of injury, and helps your body more rapidly recover from exertion.
  • Proper shoe gear. Individuals should wear supportive tennis shoes to help prevent tendonitis.
  • Stretch. Stretching after exercise can greatly improve recovery time from exertion, which in turn allows you to repeat movements more frequently without the risk of developing tendonitis. Stretching can also help prevent tendons from tightening up after a workout, which can lead to reduced range of motion and increased risk of injury. Don’t stretch before exercise, however, as this can increase your risk of injury.
  • Proper form. Often, the strain which leads to tendonitis is not inherent to an exercise or activity, but instead is a result of improper form putting additional strain on the tendon. Most physical activities can be performed in such a way that strain is offloaded to muscles or distributed across tendons.
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Foot Tendonitis Treatment at Foot & Ankle Specialty Group 

If you’re seeking foot tendonitis treatment, we encourage you to contact our office so that we can help you find some relief. Foot & Ankle Specialty Group provides both in-office treatments and surgery to help foot and ankle conditions and injuries of all kinds. Since 2001, it has been a staple of the Rancho Santa Margarita and Newport Beach area, helping patients get back on their feet. Dr. Salma Aziz, Dr. Petrina Yokay, and Dr. Jessica Arneson have created a nurturing female doctor group with a practice built on time-tested practices. We provide excellent patient care and follow-up, with a mission to help your feet and ankles feel their very best. 

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