Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.

 

Foot & Ankle

Treatment

Conservative treatment can include resting and taking anti-inflammatory medications, using heel pads or shoe inserts designed to relieve stress on the tendon and exercises to strengthen the weak muscle group. Surgery is an option of last resort. However, if friction between the tendon and its covering sheath makes the sheath thick and fibrous, surgery to remove the fibrous tissue and repair any tears may be the best treatment option.