Foot Tendonitis: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
Tendonitis of the foot is a common medical condition that affects the posterior tibial tendon, the tendon that helps support the arch of your foot and prevents your feet from rolling in. Foot tendonitis is a secondary reaction most often caused by overuse or injury.
Foot Tendonitis Symptoms and Signs
• Pain in the posterior tibial tendon region
• Inflammation or Swelling of the foot
• A hot feeling
• Stiffness of the foot and ankle
• Stabbing pain in the arch of the foot
Foot Tendonitis Treatment
The first step in treatment is to stop activity immediately and apply the R.I.C.E. method: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Remember to never apply ice directly to the affected area. Wrap the ice or ice pack in a towel and apply in 20-minute intervals. If swelling does not go down, take a regular over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.
Keep up with this regimen until your symptoms subside. If symptoms do not subside or if your tendonitis keeps recurring, consult your podiatrist.
Foot Tendonitis Prevention
• Wear appropriate footwear: supportive shoes that fit properly
• Avoid running on uneven surfaces
• Warm up and stretch before athletic activities
Take care of your feet and they will take care of you!
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