Chronic Achilles Tendon
Achilles Tendon Disease occurs usually when sedentary people move to intense physical activity requiring more use. Tendonitis is a fibrous thickening and swelling of the tendon. You may not experience much pain and if caught early may improve with non surgical options.
Achilles Tendon Rupture
A rupture or break in the tendon must be treated immediately and usually requires surgery. Recovery time is usually 10 weeks.
Ankle Sprains and Fracture Care
Ankle problems are widespread and range from damage of the cartilage in the joint to damage to the bones. Ankle sprain is the most common injury. This is best evaluated by a physician to prevent further or recurrent injury. Fracture care typically includes casting, boots, and in some cases surgery. Recovery times are 3-6 weeks.
Ankle Joint Replacement
The ankle joint can become damaged by injury or arthritis. The cartilage, the smooth tissue that lines or cushions the joint, wears down, resulting in pain and stiffness. Ankle Joint Replacement is a surgery by which a new artificial joint in inserted. The new joint has a smooth surface that protects the bones and allows movement. Recovery time is approximately 8-12 weeks and includes a physical therapy program.