Achilles Tendonitis Hits Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley - Long Island Foot and Ankle Group

One of the most promising players of the Memphis Grizzlies has been battling the pain in his left foot. Mike Conley, a point guard of the Memphis Grizzlies missed a couple of games due to an Achilles Tendonitis. After evaluating his injury, the team doctors made a decision not to allow Conley to return to the game and just wait for him to recover.

The inflammation of Achilles’ tendon is referred to Achilles Tendonitis. It causes pain at the back of your leg near the area of the heel. Once the tendon of your heel become swollen and painful, there is a big risk that you have Achilles Tendonitis. Consult a podiatrist for any type of foot injury. The doctors of Long Island Foot and Ankle Group are podiatrists who specialize in helping people with chronic foot pain and other types of foot conditions.

The following are the signs and symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis

  • Difficulty of flexing your foot or pointing your toes
  • There is pain above your heel and the back of your foot while stretching
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • A snapping or popping noise during the injury and
  • Tenderness

Here are the possible treatments for Achilles Tendonitis

  • The use of anti-inflammatory drugs for a limited period of time
  • Reducing the physical activity
  • Visiting a physical therapist
  • Switching to a less strenuous sport
  • Applying ice in the area where there is pain
  • Elevate the injured foot to reduce the swelling
  • The calf muscles should be stretched and strengthen
  • Wear a brace or elastic bandage to prevent the movement of your injured foot
  • Getting a steroid injection

If ever the conservative treatments are not effective, surgery or an operation is needed to repair the Achilles' tendon.

These activities will strain the Achilles tendon that will result to Achilles Tendonitis

  • Wearing high heels shoes daily
  • Exercising without having a warm up
  • Your foot suddenly turns in or out
  • You have a very tight calf muscles
  • Wearing shoes that do not have proper support
  • Running on concrete or hard surfaces
  • Jumping
  • Running too often

You can lower the risk of Achilles Tendonitis with the help of these strategies

  • Reduce the heel size of your shoes to let your tendons stretch slowly and to increase
  • the range of its motion
  • Stretching your calf muscles every morning will help to improve your agility
  • Choose and wear a shoe that provides arch support and proper cushioning
  • Performing a new exercise routine will help intensify your physical activity
  • Combining a low and high impact exercises will reduce stress on your tendons

Long Island Foot and Ankle Group with offices located in Valley Stream and Lake Success,
 we specialize in helping people with foot disorders.  To schedule an appointment phone Valley Stream (516) 825-4070 or Lake Success (516) 327-0074.