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Achilles Tendon Specialist

AllCare Foot & Ankle Center

Podiatry & Wound Care Specialist located in Arlington, TX & Dallas, TX

As the largest tendon in your body, your Achilles tendon’s job is to connect your calf muscles to your heel bones. Because one move in the wrong direction can lead to an Achilles tendon injury, as can overuse, Michael Tran, DPM, offer some of the latest Achilles tendon treatments at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center. With locations in Dallas and Arlington, Texas, you have a clinic nearby to get the Achilles tendon pain relief you need. Use the online booking feature to schedule your Achilles tendon evaluation, or call your closest location directly.

Achilles Tendon Q & A

Why is my Achilles tendon sore?

Your Achilles tendon is that long, durable band of connective tissues that runs down the back of your lower leg. If it’s sore and inflamed, you may have difficulty walking or running. Your Achilles tendon can flare up due to overuse (Achilles tendonitis), like if you’re a distance runner, or it can become injured due to:

  • Inadequate stretching or warming up before exercise
  • Lack of flexibility in your calf muscles
  • Training on uneven or hard surfaces  
  • Unsupportive footwear
  • Acute ruptures

In any case, your Achilles tendon shouldn’t hurt or cause discomfort. Whether you have occasional soreness in your lower leg, or experience a traumatic injury, you need to have your Achilles tendon examined right away.

When should I see a doctor for Achilles tendon pain?

The dedicated podiatry team at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center encourage you to come in for an evaluation at the first sign of Achilles tendon pain. It’s especially important to have an exam if your Achilles tendon is:

  • Stiff, swollen, or tender
  • Becoming progressively sorer
  • Severely sore after twisting or landing incorrectly
  • Painful in the morning or after periods of inactivity

At AllCare Foot & Ankle Center, your dedicated podiatrist performs a comprehensive exam and gathers any necessary digital X-ray or ultrasound imaging right in the office, so they can quickly diagnose you and talk with you about treatment options.

How are Achilles tendon injuries treated?

Your Achilles tendon treatment plan from AllCare Foot & Ankle Center involves helping you recover from any current pain and inflammation, while also promoting tissue healing and working to strengthen your Achilles tendon. Treating Achilles tendon injuries can include any of the following therapies:

  • Stretching exercises
  • Activity modifications
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Massage and therapeutic ultrasound
  • Immobilization with splinting or bandaging
  • Corrective shoe inserts, like custom orthotics
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

At AllCare Foot & Ankle Center, you have access to one of the Metroplex’s top-rated foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Tran. If you need Achilles tendon surgery to repair tears or remove damaged tissues, you can feel confident that Dr. Tran can help you return to full function as quickly as possible.

Book your Achilles tendon examination at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center today. You can conveniently schedule an appointment either online or over the phone.