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More than the Achilles: Types of Foot Tendonitis

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On Sunday, June 7 the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 3rd annual street festival out on Broadway. Being held from 11 am – 6:30 pm, this event is fun for your whole family! If you suffer from tendonitis, we understand that the music, rides, and food might not be as appealing as usual. We don’t want you to miss the festival on account of foot pain, so let us help!

Tendonitis is a condition where connective tissue tears and becomes inflamed, which results in a pain during movement. These bands are responsible for connecting muscle tissue to your bones, which is essential for structure and movement.

The most common form of tendonitis takes place with your Achilles tendon. This tendon is essential for moving your foot with every step you take, so it has ample opportunity to be hurt. However, the other tendons in your foot are susceptible to injury, too, including the following:

  • Posterior Tibial – This particular tendon runs along the inner side of your foot and ankle. You will likely experience pain in that area when you start pushing off the ground with your foot.
  • Peroneal –The peroneus longus and peroneus brevis tendons are located on the outer side of the ankle and run downwards. It may hurt to just stand with this injury, but there is also a good chance of pain that accompanies pushing off the ground when you walk or run.
  • Extensor – The extensor tendons are responsible for pulling your toes up and can be found on the top of your foot. This condition is rarer than the previous two forms of tendonitis and leads to pain while running.
  • Anterior Tibial – Your anterior tibial tendon can lead to pain in the front of your foot, especially when going down stairs or running (or even simply walking) on sloped surfaces. Much like the extensor tendons, the anterior tibial is less likely to be injured that the posterior and peroneal ones.

No matter which of these tendons is causing your pain, come and find the relief you need here at Foot Specialists of Long Island. Give our office in Nassau County a call at (516) 804-9038 or use our online form to schedule your appointment and let’s get you started on your road to recovery today!

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