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Achilles Tendonitis

Our Midtown and Downtown New York foot doctors offer comprehensive Achilles Tendonitis services including assessment, all imaging, diagnosis, and advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment options, such as custom orthotics and stem-cell injections, to help restore the function to your ankle/heel and eliminate any pain. During a one-on-one consultation, our team can help determine which option is best suited for your specific case, lifestyle, and budget. 


Tendons are the ends of muscles that attach to bones. Tendonitis means there is inflammation (or irritation) of the tendon. It can be caused by using the tendon too much, an injury, or doing an activity your body isn't used to. The Achilles tendon is the tendon that is at the back of the ankle and heel, and is one of the most common tendons in the lower leg that can become irritated


Pain in the back of the ankle and heel, swelling, redness, warmth, difficulty walking, and stiffness

Treatment Options

RICE, NSAIDs, physical therapy, braces, custom orthotics, PRP and stem cell injections

Treatment Option Description (with Duration)

As soon as you notice pain, it is important to remember RICE: Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate. If the pain hasn't improved after 2-3 days, it is time to visit a podiatrist. Your doctor may place heel lifts inside your sneakers to take away the tension on your Achilles tendon. Depending on the severity of the condition, you may be prescribed a brace or other device to help rest your foot/ankle and limit excess movement. You may also need physical therapy for about 4-6 weeks to help with the pain and swelling, and also to strengthen the tendon after it has healed. For more long-term support, custom orthotics (shoe inserts) can be made to help prevent the problem from coming back.

For our athletes and Broadway dancers, as well as for anyone who needs to get back on the field right away, our doctors may also recommend PRP and/or Stem Cell injections to not only help with pain but also to expedite the recovery process.

Expected Outcome

If Achilles tendonitis is caught and managed early, then further damage to the tendon can be prevented.

Say Goodbye to Foot Pain 

If you're suffering from ankle/heel pain due to Achilles Tendonitis, or any other foot/ankle condition, our New York foot doctors can help! Serving the Downtown and Midtown Manhattan areas of NYC, we help you get back to healthy and happy living. Call us at 917-398-3668 or book an appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Achilles tendonitis rarely requires surgery. However, if treatment is delayed or neglected, there could be further damage, such as a tendon tear. This would then require surgical repair. So don't ignore your pain and come see us!

Warm up before and cool down after your workout routine. Slowly increase the intensity of your exercise over a period of time. If you're using equipment at the gym, make sure you know how to use it safely and with the correct posture. If unsure, always ask!

Grab a resistance band (or even a stretchy t-shirt). Place the band or shirt around the ball of your foot. Pull the two ends of the band or shirt towards you until you feel a nice stretch in the back of your leg. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds, and relax for 10 seconds. Repeat this 5-10 times for both legs.


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