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How can tendonitis affect your foot?

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Tendinitis is inflammation and irritation of tendons, the bands attaching muscles to bones. Tendons run along all the surfaces of the foot and can cause foot pain in many different locations.

To treat it:

  • Rest your foot.
  • Take pain relievers.
  • Steroid injections can help.
  • Ask your doctor if you need surgery.

SOURCES:
 

Canale, S. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics, Mosby, 2008.

Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 7, 2020

SOURCES:
 

Canale, S. Campbell's Operative Orthopedics, Mosby, 2008.

Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 7, 2020

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