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Types of Tendonitis in the Foot

Tendonitis, inflammation, and irritation of tendons are common causes of foot pain. Tendonitis can lead to acute pain, swelling, and tenderness that may inhibit mobility. Various types of foot tendonitis can occur, each with distinct characteristics and causes. Achilles tendonitis, for instance, affects the Achilles tendon, commonly occurring a few inches above the heel where the tendon is weakest. Extensor tendonitis involves inflammation of tendons running along the top of the foot, often the result of friction from wearing ill-fitting footwear, particularly affecting individuals with high arches. Flexor tendonitis, prevalent among dancers and those requiring frequent toe balancing, induces deep ankle pain near the inner foot. Peroneal tendinosis, affecting tendons wrapping around the outer foot and ankle, leads to pain and swelling. Posterior tibial tendonitis, commonly associated with flat feet, causes pain and swelling along the inside of the foot due to inflammation of the tibialis posterior muscle tendon. An effective treatment plan may involve rest, orthotics, or other interventions. If you are experiencing pain from any foot-related tendonitis, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an exam, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with David Lambarski, DPM from Northeast Foot Care. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Amsterdam and Clifton Park, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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