The Achilles tendon is a valuable part of the lower body, as it is used with every step. Given the frequency of its use, it should come as no surprise that it can become injured.

In many cases, an injury with this tendon is simply a matter of Achilles tendinitis, but an Achilles tendon rupture is more severe. Recovery will typically take anywhere from 8 weeks to 6 months to heal, depending on the type of injury. The good news is that the time is worth it, as most people are eventually able to return to their favorite activities—including sports.

No matter the nature of your foot or ankle injury, be sure to call our Massapequa, NY office. We will evaluate the extent of the condition and determine an appropriate treatment plan for you, or refer you to another doctor or surgeon when necessary. Our team will ensure you receive the treatment you require to return to your daily activity, so call Foot Specialists of Long Island at (516) 804-9038 or simply fill out our online form.