Tendons are strings of connective tissue which join muscles to bone. They differ from ligaments, which join bones together.
Swelling and pain in a tendon may be caused by a number of factors including, overuse, pore allignment or posture, or, sudden overload such as a sprain.
To treat tendonitis the podiatrist needs to remove this irritation. This can the use of orthotics, modifications to footwear, activity modification, and bracing or strapping. Faster relief can be attained using a non steroidal anti-inflammatory, ice packs or a cortisone injection. All of these treatments are available at Forest Lake Podiatry Clinic.