About a week ago, sandal staps started to irritate the back of my foot. I switched to my sneakers and found that they also were hurting the back of my NON SURGICAL foot. When I probed my foot, there was a VERY painful area on the calcaneus...close to the back of the foot. I went to a podiatrist yesterday and he dx me with insertional achillese tendonitis due to an extremely tight achillese tendon. I am now in a soft cast for one week to quiet things down. Once things settle down, I will got to pt to stretch the achillese tendon. The doctor things that a tight achillese tendon contributed to my other foot collapsing last year.
Has anyone had this condition. What was your treatment, outcome?
I have had Achilles tendonitis in the past due to my high arched feet and running. One thing that helped tremendously-though you probably know this already-was having the heel always elevated (I never wear flat shoes or sandals). Also-stretch with caution, as stretching can aggravate a sore Achilles. Apparently, eccentric calf raises are extremely beneficial, both as a treatment once things have calmed down a bit and preventitivly.
So far, the arch is still normal so hopefully it is not too late to prevent this foot from collapsing. I kind of bothers me that I dealt with plantar fasciosis for two years with a tight achillese tendon before I developed ptt. Once diagnosed with ptt...the podiatrist I had been seeing never addressed the achillese tendon. If the tendon had been addressed a few years ago, I may have been able to avoid needing surgery!!!!!