There are many options to help treat tendonitis. Taking care of it early may prevent the need for surgical intervention.
What is Tendonitis ?
What are the causes of Tendonitis?
Treatment for tendonitis varies according to its severity, the tendon(s) involved, the activity level or desired activity level of the patient and the patient’s age. More often than not, conservative (non-surgical) care resolves the problem. This may include various types of injections, immobilization or orthotics. Physical therapy is also common.
In severe cases of tendonitis, or if there is tearing of the tendon, surgical intervention may be needed. This may include removing damaged tendon material, fixing tears and/or cleaning out the tendon sheath. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaufman at Anchorage Foot & Ankle Clinic to determine if you have tendinitis and to discuss an appropriate treatment plan for you.