Foot & Ankle Conditions
What is Achilles tendinitis?
Painful condition of achilles tendon due to inflammation seen in sports injuries, due to overuse of muscles, direct trauma. It is usually seen in jumpers and trekkers. Patients will have pain at the back of ankle joint, in the calcaneum bone, all along the achilles muscle. Other signs like tenderness, warmth may also be present. Treatment in form of rest, pain killers, ultrasonic waves, electrical stimulation, regenerative therapy, stretching exercises.
What is plantar fasciitis?
It is a painful condition of the sole where the fascia is thickened or degenerated leading to pain in sole. Pain is burning in nature usually the first step in the morning is extremely painful and worsens on walking and movements. Ultrasound guided diagnosis of plantar fascia thickness and integrity has recently been developed as newer modality. Ultrasound guided injections at the point of maximum thickness is given which will allow for early healing of the fascia. Platelet rich plasma therapy is the recent development which aids in early healing of the fascia.