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Signs of Achilles Tendinitis

What do you know about the Achilles tendon? If it’s strained, you may be feeling stiffness, pain, and discomfort. You can feel pain in the morning. You may also notice it more when wearing shoes with a closed back. Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center helps patients with this pain by providing treatment options to get them back to a healthy way of moving. Healing takes time, but making an appointment with a podiatrist is the first step.

What is the Achilles tendon?

The Achilles tendon is the longest and thickest in the body, and you can find it behind each leg. It connects the heel bone to the muscles in your calf and allows you to point your toes or stretch your leg.

What causes Achilles tendinitis?

Athletes commonly have Achilles tendinitis because of overuse or intensity levels. Often, their bodies need time to rest and recover. Poorly fitting shoes or an unhealthy weight can also contribute to an increased risk for an injury. Inflammation causes discomfort. 

What are the symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis?

You can notice pain, tenderness, or stiffness in the following locations:

  • Just above the heel bone
  • Behind the heel bone
  • Back of the leg

What are the treatment options for Achilles Tendinitis?

Before attempting to figure things out on your own, make an appointment with a podiatrist. We’re here to help you find relief and avoid worsening your injury. Before considering surgery, explore the following treatment options:

If a podiatrist determines there has been a rupture of the tendon, surgery is the best option.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Arthritis and Exercise: A Good Solution

When joint pain is at the top of your mind, exercising may seem like the last thing to do. In fact, it is one of the activities that podiatrists recommend. May is Arthritis Awareness Month, and Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is sharing ways that exercise helps to reduce the discomfort that can come along with arthritis. Get moving this May and see how your new routine helps your condition.

In partnership with your treatment plan, here are some of the benefits:

Stronger muscles around your joints

Ignore the myth that exercise will only make joint pain and stiffness worse. Physical activity helps to strengthen the muscles around your joints. Without movement, the muscles around your joints weaken, which adds more stress. Exercise brings benefits — not more pain. Find the right activity to add to your schedule.

Weight management

Additional weight adds more stress to your joints. Once you’ve spoken with your doctor about an approved workout plan, it’s time to get moving. Maintaining a healthy weight not only helps with joint pain but also your heart health. From head to toe, exercise offers many benefits.

Energy booster

If you’re looking for a mood-booster, you’ll love a great workout. Physical activity also helps with our stamina. We recommend workouts that are low-impact and that allow for gentle movement. If you have pain before an activity, apply heat. For post-activity care, apply ice to reduce swelling. Make your choice wisely by first consulting your doctor.

Find activities outdoors or indoors. Work out alone or in a group. We’re excited to hear how exercise improves your joint pain. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Stay Active To Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Did you know that increasing your physical activity is one of the top ways to reduce your risk for heart disease? February is American Heart Month, and Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center knows foot pain is one of the many reasons patients may be holding back from a consistent exercise routine. If you have foot or ankle pain, schedule an appointment today. There are also connections between foot health and heart health.    

What are the benefits of physical activity?

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing common heart disease risk factors.

Here’s how exercise can help:

  • Aid in loss of excess weight
  • Manage stress and improve mental health
  • Lower risk for conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and more

Are there different types of physical activity?

Yes, here are a few categories with examples:
  • Aerobic activities
    Running, swimming, and walking
  • Muscle-strengthening activities
    Lifting weights and climbing stairs
  • Bone-strengthening activities
    Jumping rope and lifting weights
  • Stretching
    Doing side stretches and yoga

How can foot pain impact physical activity?
We encourage patients to put their exercise routine on pause if they experience foot or ankle pain. Instead, we recommend that they schedule an appointment with their podiatrist. Here are common foot pain causes:

How can I prevent foot pain?

  • Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist before you begin a new workout
  • Wear the proper footwear, including supports like orthotics
  • Stay hydrated and stretch before and after each workout
  • Ease into physical activity and allow recovery time

We’re here to care for your feet and ankles while you meet your health and wellness goals. At Carrollton Foot Center, our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, treats a various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins Counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Are you tired of chronic pain in your feet and ankles? Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center hopes you’ll make a change this year with Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy. For patients with chronic pain, this means their body no longer sees the pain as the problem — or recognizes an injury. Your body needs help, and this is where Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) comes to the rescue. 

How does Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy work?

Do you remember how the body needs help recognizing injury for patients who suffer from chronic pain? Well, the sound waves used during RSWT create a microtrauma to the area of pain. The process tells the body there is a new injury that needs attention. Once this happens, the body begins the healing process.

How can Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy help chronic pain?
Patients with the following conditions can benefit from this therapy.

What is different about this treatment?

RSWT is the most advanced non-invasive and highly effective treatment method that improves blood circulation and accelerates the healing process. The goal is to cause damaged tissue to regenerate.

Is Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy treatment for me?

We’re here to help. Schedule an appointment to learn if RSWT may be the solution for your chronic pain. Start the new year with new treatment options for your discomfort. Our office provides the care and guidance you need to take the next steps forward.

What is the benefit of Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy?

One of the benefits of this therapy is that patients can avoid surgery. Patients also enjoy knowing the treatment is highly effective without the high costs of surgery.

Are you considering RSWT to treat your chronic pain? We’re here to help you make the decision. At Carrollton Foot Center, our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, treats various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Is Leneva Fat Pad Replacement For You?

Have you heard the news? Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center offers Leneva Fat Pad Replacement for patients searching for pain relief. The treatment is excellent for people experiencing pain in the ball of their feet from extended wear of high heels. Patients can benefit if they have also been suffering from fat pad atrophy, hammertoesneuromas, and heel pain.

What is Leneva?

Leneva is an all-natural fat supplement that, when injected, adds fat cushioning to pressure points for patients experiencing pain. Eventually, their body begins to fill in the area with their fat cells.

What is fat pad atrophy?

Over time, your body loses collagen. This loss can feel like you have a lot less support while walking. Aging feet is not the only cause of thinning tissue, though. The extended wearing of high heels, running, or even playing sports can impact the bottom of your feet. Without support, it can become painful to walk. In short, fat pad atrophy occurs when the protective cushion around your feet begins to thin.

How long will the treatment last?

Each person has unique feet, so it’s best to consult with a podiatrist about the impact of the treatment. On average, results can last between one and two years.

Is this treatment for me? 

Call our office today and schedule an appointment. Leneva Fat Pad Replacement can help patients experiencing pain from thinning tissue on the bottom of their feet. The service can help patients with the following conditions:

Will there be a long recovery time?

Injectable fillers offer patients a quick solution with minimal downtime. Patients receive the injection in our office and can go home the same day.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to answer additional questions you may have about the procedure. Call us at (469) 998-3668 to learn more about your pain relief options. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Foot Pain is to Blame

What if you could go to bed knowing that the activities you participated in today wouldn’t result in aches and pains to deal with tomorrow? For every 1 in 3 people, there’s someone with an undiagnosed foot or ankle conditions that cause pain and discomfort. Podiatrists like Dr. Lily Khavari find this unsettling and want to do everything in their power to help people feel more comfortable and at ease enjoying their everyday activities. Did you know that unaddressed foot and ankle pain can lead to weight gain and a higher risk of falling? This only leads to a snowball effect of more and more issues to come, like weak ankles or fallen arches, unless it’s addressed and treated by a foot doctor.

 

A recent study found that 20% of their patients had fallen one or more times within the last 12 months. Those who fell more than once within the last twelve months were much more likely to report experiencing daily aches and pains they thought were simply something they should ‘deal’ with. This is where podiatry teams come in with their favorite mantra: foot pain is not normal! If you’re experiencing foot and ankle pain regularly, and it hasn’t been addressed by a foot doctor, you’re very likely at a higher risk of both gaining excess weight and injuring yourself as a result.

 

Foot pain understandably makes us less likely to participate in physical activity because of how uncomfortable it is! Similarly, painful feet are much more sensitive and can lead to weakness in the lower extremities when pain is inflicted (such as walking on uneven surfaces), which in turn can lead to falling and hurting yourself further. Don’t let yourself become a part of the statistic! Have your foot and ankle pain addressed at Carrollton Foot Center by calling (469) 998-3668 to set up your consultation.

Is Your Foot Pain Normal?

Imagine that one day you’re just getting home from work and you’re ready to take on the usual route around the block with your dog. You’re looking forward to a relaxing stroll and your four legged pal can’t wait either! However, half way through your evening walk you notice a weird sensation in one or both of your feet. Is it burning? Tingling? Tiny, sharp pricks? Maybe you slept on it wrong, or maybe it’s something abnormal. What if it doesn’t go away, or it seems to resolve and comes back again at a later date?

There are so many moving parts within our feet and ankles – bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and more. It can be difficult to know whether or not something is worth calling your podiatrist, Dr. Lily Khavari of Carrollton Foot Center in Carrollton, Texas, and scheduling an evaluation to see what’s up. We have one easy way to remember whether or not it’s worth calling Dr. Khavari about a new and bothersome foot or ankle problem: foot and ankle aches and pains are never normal.

Here are a few other ways you can work through your decision to get a new problem checked out ASAP:

  • Does this weird sensation happen while performing a certain task?
  • Has it been a problem even when you’re not performing that task?
  • When you feel this sensation, does it stop you in your tracks or make the task at hand more difficult to complete without resting or easing up?
  • Have you noticed that certain shoes you used to find comfortable now seem to aggravate the issue?

Using these four tips, you should be pretty certain whether or not this new issue is something to call Dr. Khavari about at (469) 998-3668. Remember: no foot or ankle pain is normal! Schedule your next appointment today.

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