“Paws” to Take Care of Achilles Tendinitis Pain

Show appreciation for your canine companion!If you have a canine friend you enjoy spending the holidays with, why not create a festive memory with them? On December 20, from 10 AM-noon, you can have a photo taken of your dog with Santa on the center lawn of The Gardens of El Paseo. It requires a $10 donation to Animal Samaritans, which Fido might appreciate. If your pet also likes going on runs but Achilles tendinitis pain has been slowing you down, treating your discomfort will help you return to pace sooner.

Our Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Laser Therapy is an effective tool for treating your Achilles tendinitis pain and speeding recovery. This painless, non-invasive procedure helps stimulate cellular activity and repair at the site of your injury. Improvement is often felt after several short sessions.

In addition to laser therapy, good old-fashioned rest is still highly recommended for easing your pain. Follow the classic RICE method: Rest from activities that strain your tendon, Ice the area for about 15 minutes when experiencing pain, Compress the area with an elastic bandage or wrap to help reduce swelling, and Elevate your foot above the level of your heart—even while sleeping at night, if you can.

While recovering, you may be able to try less stressful exercises such as swimming or low-intensity cycling. Do not engage in any sort of weight-bearing exercise, as aggravating your inflamed tendon may only slow recovery or lead to further injury.

Don’t let Achilles tendinitis pain keep you in the doghouse longer than it should. Dr. Harvey Danciger, DPM, can provide a full evaluation of your condition and help you develop a treatment plan to get you back into full form as quickly and as safely as possible. Schedule an appointment with our Palm Desert office by calling (760) 568-0108 or using our online form today.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle
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