Conditions We Treat
There’s Nothing Below the Knee We Can’t Handle
Do you have foot or ankle pain? You’ve come to the right place! Getting the medical care and attention you need is as easy as calling the Foot & Ankle Institute of New England office nearest you.
The doctors at the Foot & Ankle Institute of New England provide comprehensive expert medical and surgical care for patients of all ages in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. If you have an acute or chronic injury or were injured in the workplace or a car accident, we can help.
The doctors and surgeons at the Foot & Ankle Institute of New England treat an enormous range of foot and ankle conditions, including:
The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscles to the heel bone and is responsible for pushing off when you walk or run.
There are two main types of Achilles tendon injuries, both of which are typically caused by overuse, improper stretching, or a sudden increase in activity:
- Insertional Achilles Tendonitis – inflammation that occurs where the tendon attaches to the heel bone.
- Noninsertional Achilles Tendonitis – inflammation that occurs further up from the heel.
Symptoms of an Achilles tendon injury include pain and stiffness in the back of the leg, swelling, and difficulty walking. These symptoms are usually more severe in the morning.
Treatment for an Achilles tendon injury depends on the severity. In some cases, surgery, such as an Achilles tendon repair and lengthening procedure, may be necessary. If you have suffered an Achilles tendon injury, it is important to follow the instructions of the doctors at the Foot & Ankle Institute of New England and give yourself time to heal. With proper treatment, most people can make a full recovery and return to their previous level of activity.
Medical Care for Foot & Ankle Issues
At the Foot and Ankle Institute of New England, we look forward to ensuring you receive the very best foot and ankle medical and surgical care – and helping you get back to enjoying an active, pain-free life.
Discover how our foot and ankle physicians can help with your condition. Call the Foot & Ankle Institute of New England office nearest you to get started: in Warwick or Middletown, Rhode Island, or Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
You can also request an appointment now.