Achilles Tendon

The Achilles tendon is not only the largest tendon in our body, it is also the strongest, having the ability to withstand up to 1,000 lbs of force!Achilles Tendinitis is a common condition found in anyone from runners to women wearing heels. The Achilles tendon is the longest and most powerful tendon in the body but can become inflamed and painful resulting in a condition caused Achilles Tendinitis. Prolonged Achilles tendinitis without treatment and diagnosis by podiatrists can result in tearing and weakening of the tendon. Typically, Dr. Mohammad Rimawi treats Achilles tendinitis through conservative measures such as stretching, custom orthotics, physical therapy and Xrays which can be implemented during an office visit. In some instances, further imaging such as an MRI may be necessary to rule out tearing or fibrosis of the Achilles Tendon. If torn, the Achilles tendon may require surgical repair to ensure the best quality of life for the patient. Schedule an appointment with the best podiatrist in NYC  and foot surgeon today and begin your path to a full recovery! An evaluation by a doctor is always necessary for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.


Your podiatrist will typically start with a conservative treatment plan. If Conservative treatment is unsuccessful or a tendon tear is present, surgery may be necessary to repair the tendon. Your foot doctor will help guide you in the right direction based on your symptoms and lifestyle.

  • I.C.E., or rest, ice, compression and elevation
  • Various stretching exercises as determined by a podiatric or sports specialist or physical therapist
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Special shoe inserts or orthotic footwear
  • Noninvasive shockwave therapy
  • Walking boot
  • Surgery to repair the Achilles Tendon may be recommended by your podiatrist if conservative measures are not adequate

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