Tendon and joint pain might prevent you from being physically active and enjoying life to its fullest. At Foot & Ankle Specialty Center in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, board-certified podiatrists offer numerous treatments that restore joint function and your quality of life. Call Foot & Ankle Specialty Center to learn more about tendon and joint pain solutions, or book an appointment online today.
Tendon and joint pain, or musculoskeletal pain, is a feeling of discomfort near muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, cartilage, or nerves within a joint. Common symptoms of tendon and joint pain include:
Joint pain may come on suddenly and be short-lived or long-lasting. It might present as dull, aching pain or severe discomfort. The experienced podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center specialize in treating conditions that cause tendon and joint pain in your feet or ankles.
If you experience tendon or joint pain in your lower extremities, it may be due to:
To determine the cause of tendon and joint pain, your podiatrist reviews your medical history and symptoms and examines your foot and ankle. They might recommend blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to find the root cause of your discomfort.
The treatment that’s right for you depends on what’s causing tendon and joint pain. Your podiatrist might recommend one or more of the following treatments:
For minor injuries, apply heat or ice to your foot or ankle to speed up recovery and reduce inflammation and pain.
Use a brace, boot, or crutches during your recovery to limit foot and ankle mobility, enhance healing, and ease discomfort.
Physical therapy, or strength and stretching exercises, may help you heal from an injury without surgery. It’s also useful to enhance recovery after surgical procedures.
Over-the-counter or prescription medications or injections can relieve discomfort while you heal from an injury, reduce inflammation, and speed up your recovery.
In the case of a severe injury or deformity, your podiatrist may recommend surgery to restore your ankle joint to its full function.
Don’t let tendon and joint pain prevent you from being active and enjoying your favorite everyday activities. Call the podiatry experts at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center to learn more about your treatment options or schedule an appointment online today.