Northern Foot & Ankle Associates


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.