man who needs to see doctor for Achilles tendon repair in NYC
6Jan, 2016

Should I Undergo An Achilles Tendon Repair?

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In classical mythology, Achilles was a nearly invincible hero. Unlike the rest of us, he had only one weak spot—his heel. While the story of Achilles may be a myth, the idea of the “Achilles heel” is not. Your Achilles tendon connects the muscles of your calf—the gastrocnemius and the soleus—to your heel bone, the calcaneus. This tendon is vital to walking and running, and it’s vulnerable to numerous types of injuries. Some of these are minor problems. If, however, the injury is severe, one treatment option that might be […]

man who needs treatment for Achilles tendonitis
20Oct, 2015

A Simple Overview of Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis

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The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and there’s no question that fall is here. That means the return of football, soccer, lacrosse, and other fall sports—and the injuries that accompany them. One of the most common sports injuries each fall is Achilles tendonitis, which can happen to any athlete who puts repeated stress on his or her Achilles tendon.   In this blog, orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, Stuart Katchis, M.D., will explain the injury, its symptoms and describe what treatment for Achilles tendonitis entails.   What is […]

Man with running sport injury Achilles tendonitis
16Mar, 2015

Do I Have Achilles Tendonitis?

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If you rupture your Achilles tendon or break a bone in the ankle, there is no mistaking that something is wrong. In almost all cases, you will experience considerable pain and possibly even hear a pop or snap. But what about those lower extremity injuries that don’t have an obvious point of origin or result from a traumatic incident? One such type of injury is Achilles tendonitis (or Achilles tendinitis), a condition that’s characterized by inflammation of the Achilles tendon due to overuse or progressive degeneration. While this condition may not […]

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