In Rock Springs, Wyoming, you’ll find no shortage of ways to keep busy, whether that involves rafting down the Green River, hiking the trails around the Flaming Gorge reservoir, or mountain biking up Boar’s Tusk. If you aren’t careful, though, overusing or overstretching the tendons in your feet and ankles can lead to tendonitis: an inflammation of the tissue that connects muscles to bones. If pain in your foot or ankle limits your mobility, it’s time to make an appointment with one of the orthopedic doctors at Premier Bone & Joint Centers. We’ll diagnose your tendonitis and recommend the best treatment regimen to get you moving as quickly and safely as possible.
Accurately Diagnosing Tendonitis
As one of the most common causes of foot and ankle pain, tendonitis is often caused by overuse, trauma, or certain medical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and flat feet. Oftentimes, foot or ankle tendonitis leads to symptoms like:
- A dull, aching pain
- Tenderness, swelling, and redness
- A grating sensation when moving
When you visit our Rock Springs clinic, one of our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors will perform a physical examination to evaluate your foot or ankle. In some cases, they may order imaging tests to rule out other conditions before making a diagnosis.
Treating Your Condition
One of the best courses of treatment for tendonitis is commonly referred to as the R.I.C.E. approach: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Your physician may recommend supplementing this treatment with anti-inflammatory medication or physical therapy, depending on the severity of your condition. In rare situations, your physician may recommend surgery in order to repair a tendon that isn’t healing properly. If this is the case for you, rest assured that our orthopedic surgeons remain up to date with the most advanced surgical techniques and technology.
Don’t let foot or ankle tendonitis keep you from enjoying your active lifestyle. Schedule an appointment with one of the orthopedic physicians of Premier Bone & Joint Centers today at our Rock Springs, WY, clinic.