Northern Foot & Ankle Associates
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Foot tendonitis is a common condition among hard working people and athletes. Generally, foot tendonitis is caused by overuse and/or injury. In most cases the tendonitis develops as a result of initial strain, minor degeneration and a rupture of the tendon. Tendon inflammation is a secondary reaction. The following scenarios are likely to cause foot tendonitis:

  • Running or walking up and down steep hills
  • Activities on uneven ground
  • Standing for long periods without rest
  • Old age (tendons become brittle with age)
  • Wearing the incorrect footwear during exercise or activity
  • Flat foot types
Symptoms of foot tendonitis include pain, swelling of the foot, a "hot" feeling, pain at night and stiffness of the foot and ankle. It's likely that a person with foot tendonitis will have a "stabbing like" pain in the arch of their foot, especially when standing on their toes.

There are many options available to relieve the pain and stiffness associated with tendonitis.

Call Northern Foot & Ankle today and set an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists to review your treatment options. Your feet don't have to hurt.

Our ASPS board-certified podiatrists:

Dr. Stacy Nipp, D.P.M.
Dr. Robert Nipp, D.P.M.
Dr. Curt Kristensen, D.P.M.

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Northern Foot & Ankle Associates
324 West Superior Street Suite 408
Duluth, MN 55802
About Us
We specialize in treating the foot and ankle pain of people of all ages. We offer state-of-the-art care for all kinds of foot problems and can treat most foot problems without surgery.
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