Living in Cheyenne, Wyoming, means that you get to enjoy an active lifestyle, with easy access to rock climbing areas, hiking trails, and campgrounds. However, the same activities that you love may put you at risk for developing tendonitis in your feet or ankles. If you’re experiencing pain or inflammation, then it’s time to consult the specialists of Premier Bone & Joint Centers. At our convenient local satellite clinic, one of our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors will perform an examination, diagnose your condition, and get you on the road to recovery as quickly and safely as possible.
Achieving an Accurate Diagnosis
When you overuse your feet or ankles, subjecting them to intense repetitive movement without offering proper support, the tendons that connect muscles to bones and facilitate easy movement may become strained. Physicians call this condition tendonitis, and it is often accompanied by symptoms like:
- Dull, aching pain
- Swelling and redness
- A grating sensation that accompanies movement
In order to diagnose your tendonitis, your physician will review your medical history and perform a physical examination to test range of movement. They may also order imaging tests, like an MRI, in order to rule out other conditions.
Finding a Treatment Regimen That Works
Once your doctor has diagnosed your tendonitis and determined its extent, they’ll create a treatment regimen designed to reduce pain and restore mobility. The vast majority of the time, those suffering from tendonitis will recover just fine by using the R.I.C.E. method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), modifying their behavior, and taking over-the-counter pain relievers. In more extreme conditions, your doctor may recommend physical therapy in order to lay the groundwork for a lasting recovery.
If foot or ankle pain is keeping you from doing the things you love, it’s time to schedule an appointment with the physicians of Premier Bone & Joint Centers. A member of our team would be happy to meet with you at our Cheyenne, WY, satellite clinic and diagnose your tendonitis.