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16405 Sand Canyon Ave.

Suite 270

Irvine, CA 92618

18800 Main St.

Suite 107

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

361 Hospital Rd.

Suite 227

Newport Beach, CA 92663

1310 W. Stewart Dr.

Suite 401

Orange, CA 92868

(949) 651-1202 - Office

(949) 552-9493 - Fax

Edited Sept. 29, 2019

Michael Coyer, DPM, AACFAS
Orange County Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Michael Coyer, DPM - Orange County Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Other Tendon Injuries - Huntington Beach Podiatrist / Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Other Tendon Injuries - Huntington Beach

While less common, injuries can occur to the tendons on top of the foot & ankle (extensor tendons) as shown above. Huntington Beach.

While less common than injuries to the Achilles tendon, Peroneal tendons, and Posterior Tibialis tendons, injuries may also occur in the other extensor or flexor tendons of the foot and ankle.

Our Huntington Beach Foot Doctor is an expert in surgical and non-surgical treatment of all foot and ankle tendon injuries in Huntington Beach.

Other Tendon Injuries in Huntington Beach

Our Huntington Beach Podiatrist / Foot and Ankle Surgeon can evaluate and treat your foot and ankle tendon injury at our Irvine, CA or Huntington Beach, CA offices.

All of the tendons with in the foot and ankle may be effected by tendon pain or injury. Tendon injury may range from inflammation and tiny tears in the tendon, to partial tear or complete tendon rupture. Tendon injury can occur due to sports injury, foot or ankle sprain, acute direct or indirect trauma, or chronic tendinopathy in relation to abnormal foot and ankle function.

While less common than injuries to the Achilles tendon, Peroneal tendons, and Posterior Tibialis tendons, injuries may also occur in the other extensor or flexor tendons of the foot and ankle.

 

Other Tendon Injuries in Huntington Beach

Injuries to the tendons on top of the foot and ankle (extensor tendons) generally cause pain and swelling in the top of the foot or ankle. The extensor tendons pull the toes and foot up at the ankle joint. The tendons in the back of the foot and ankle (flexor tendons) generally cause pain and swelling in the bottom and sides of the foot or behind the ankle. These tendons flex the toes and ankle joint downward. Pain is often worse with increased activity.

 

Some of the commonly injured extensor and flexor tendons of the foot and ankle include:

  • Tibialis Anterior tendon.​

 

  • Extensor Hallucis Longus tendon

  • Extensor Digitorum Longus tendon

  • Flexor Hallucis Longus tendon

 

  • Flexor Digitorum Longus tendon

 

  • Smaller intrinsic muscles and tendons may be injured, but these are generally less serious in nature. 

 

Treatment of tendon injuries in Huntington Beach varies based on the tendon injured and nature of the injury. Many tendon injuries can be treated non-operatively. In these cases cast or cast boot immobilization may be used to allow the tendon time to heel, followed by physical therapy.

Based on the type and extent of tendon injury, surgical treatment may be considered. In cases where the tendon is significantly torn or ruptured, or where the patient has lost muscle strength or the ability to properly move the foot or ankle surgery is generally indicated. Surgical procedures are determined by you and our Huntington Beach Podiatrist / Foot and Ankle Surgeon in order to restore your activity level and foot function as closely to its original state as possible.  

 

Surgical procedures may consist of debridement of the injured tendon (tenosynovectomy), direct tendon repair, or tendon transfer.  Dr. Coyer, Huntington Beach Foot and Ankle Surgeon, also performs minimally invasive techniques for many tendon conditions, which may allow for sooner return to pre-injury activities if the procedure is indicated for your individual case. 

Advanced imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used to help fully evaluate the extent of your injury to assist with treatment decisionmaking and operative planning.

 

Our Huntington Beach foot doctor is an expert in surgical and non-surgical treatment of all foot and ankle tendon injuries. Dr. Coyer will help you develop a plan to maintain foot function and meet your present and future activity goals.

For a complete description of the most commonly treated foot and ankle tendon injuries in Huntington Beach, please visit the Our Services page or see the links below:

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Peroneal Tendon Injuries

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

Tendon Injuries

Please contact our office in Irvine or Huntington Beach in Orange County, CA to make an appointment with our foot and ankle surgeon / podiatrist (Dr. Coyer) to have your tendon injury in Huntington Beach fully evaluated and treated.