Dr. Vladimir Zeetser, DPM, FACFAS
America's Premier Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Tendonitis (Achilles Tendonitis)
Inflammation of a tendon or the tissue surrounding it is called tendonitis. Pain is typically felt with motion of the tendon or weightbearing. Any tendon in the foot may be involved, however the Achilles tendon is most commonly affected. Conservative treatment includes anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, orthotics, and topical analgesics. Dr. Zeetser utilizes an injectable non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, without the risks of cortisone, to provide effective relief of symptoms. In severe or chronic cases, surgery may be indicated, and new techniques such as ESWT or the TOPAZ procedure can be employed.