Tendon/Ligament Injuries

At our New York foot clinic, our team of highly specialized foot doctors use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat your Tendon/Ligament injuries. During an in-depth consultation, we can assess your specific case and recommend the appropriate course of treatment, which may include the use of NSAIDs, custom orthotics, or physical therapy, to eliminate any pain and restore total foot function. 


Tendons connect muscle to bone. Ligaments connect bones to each other. Both provide stability to the foot and ankle and are often prone to injury. Tendon or ligament tears may occur from overuse, improper footwear, or from a fall. 


Symptoms include pain, swelling, redness, warmth, weakness, and inability to walk or perform your normal day-to-day activities.

Treatment Options

Treatment of an injury or tear to a tendon or ligament will depend on the severity and may include any of the following: rest, ice, NSAIDs, brace or cast, orthotics, physical therapy, and/or surgery.

Treatment Option Description (with Duration)

When the signs of tendon or ligament injury are first encountered, it is important to limit physical activity and ice the affected area. In addition to icing, taking an NSAID such as ibuprofen can further help to reduce pain and swelling. Your podiatrist may recommend a brace, cast, or boot to support your foot and keep it supported while the tendon/ligament is healing. Custom orthotics may also be prescribed. An orthotic is an insert that is worn inside your shoes. Tendon injuries can sometimes change the shape of your foot, requiring special support. As symptoms improve, physical therapy can also be added to the treatment regimen to regain strength, motion, and balance. If your symptoms do not improve with the above options, or your symptoms get worse, then surgery is required to repair the tendon or ligament. 

Expected Outcome

Untreated ligament or tendon injuries can lead to chronic pain and instability. Early detection and treatment is key to treating current pain and also to help prevent further pain or injury in the future.

We Help Treat Your Tendon/Ligament Injury Quickly 

Whatever your tendon/ligament injury or condition, our NYC foot doctors can get you back on your feet quickly! 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

During the examination of your foot and ankle, the podiatrist will take x-rays to look for broken bones. An MRI may also be recommended depending on your symptoms and the location of the injury.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms including pain, swelling, redness, warmth, weakness, inability to walk or perform your normal day-to-day activities, it is important to seek treatment promptly. Tendons and ligaments heal best when treatment is started immediately after the initial injury.

While it is not always possible to prevent an injury, some steps can be taken to help lower the risk of a foot or ankle injury. Wear supportive shoe gear when engaging in high-impact activities. Add proper stretching and warm-up to your exercise routine. It is also important to know your limits and avoid pushing your muscles to do what they are not ready to.


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