Tendons and ligaments are connective tissues throughout the body that join muscle to bone, and bone to bone, respectively. Foot tendon and ligament conditions can be caused by trauma or injury or can result from built-up inflammation or other chronic issues. These conditions can be painful and often limit the mobility and flexibility of the foot and ankle.
Essex Union Podiatry can confidently care for your ligament or tendon condition or injury. Trust our team of doctors for kind, compassionate treatment of your injury or condition to the connective tissues in the foot, ankle, and lower extremities.
We customize care for each individual and condition and offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
Here are just some of the tendon and ligament conditions and injuries we treat:
Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury to the Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle. Inflammation here can cause pain and tenderness in the heel.
Ankle instability can be caused by several factors but often results from damage or injury to the ligaments on either side of the ankle.
Flat feet and overpronation are the result of a gait defect that can be caused by excessive laxity in the ankles' ligaments. If not treated, they put you at risk for future injury.
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick band of connective tissue that joins the heel bone to the toes. It can be painful and limit mobility and daily activity, like walking.
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is an acquired, progressive disease of the foot and ankle and is the most common cause of flat feet onset in adulthood.
Strains and sprains are injuries to the tendons and ligaments of the foot and ankle, respectively. Sprains can also damage the muscles surrounding the lower limbs.