Achilles Tendon

As podiatrist Dr. Verville tells her local patients, you always need to wear proper, supportive shoes to promote good foot health and to have a healthy Achilles tendon. When it comes to finding shoes that properly support the feet, the type of shoe typically falls into two categories: fitness and fashion. Here’s an overview of why wearing the right shoes both when playing sports and running, or having a fun night out on the town, is important to prevent a common foot injury, Achilles tendonitis.

As a Frisco sports foot doctor, Dr. Verville has worked with many local athletes. And she knows when it comes to sports, local athletes like to train hard and push the limits to be faster, more agile, or run longer distances. Unfortunately, sometimes these aspirations can leave athletes with an injury to the most important tendon in their body – the Achilles tendon.

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in our bodies. This tendon is what actually gives us the strength to walk. But because it’s used with every step we take, it can also be easily injured, making walking almost impossible. Achilles tendonitis is a condition in which the overuse of the Achilles tendon results in injury for Frisco area…(more)

People don’t tend to give much thought to the state of their Achilles tendon until an injury occurs. The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscle to your heel bone, so when it’s badly hurt, even the prospect of walking around Frisco can seem like an unimaginable task. But how can you be sure you’re suffering from some type of…(more)

An Achilles tendon injury, like tendonitis or a rupture, can knock you off your feet for a good long time. The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body, connecting the calf to the heel, so when it’s not in top shape, the effects are definitely felt. So, how can you prevent one of these…(more)

We’re used to certain aches and pains—the occasional headache, nausea, or the common cold. However, when that pain moves into the lower extremities like the calf, ankle, and foot, it’s not always an easy self-diagnosis. Even when you think you narrow the problem down to your Achilles tendon, it’s not always clear what the problem is until you see…(more)

The Achilles tendon is the longest, strongest tendon in the human body, but it can definitely take a beating sometimes. It merges the calf and the heel, and it helps us walk, bend our knees, point our toes, and roll our ankles. We rely on our Achilles tendon to support us in Frisco while playing sports, running and jumping,…(more)

The Achilles tendon, which runs from your calf muscles to your heels, is one of the longest tendons in the body. It’s no wonder that it’s prone to injuries! Many Frisco patients see Dr. Verville for Achilles tendon pain and injuries every year. But, what causes these injuries in the first place? And is there anything you can do…(more)

Every year, several Frisco area patients see foot doctor Dr. Verville for foot and ankle pain. While most people have questions about how foot and ankle pain develop, the answer is that it varies. Some foot pain is caused by overuse, some by injury, some by related diseases and still others by genetics. The truth is that an experienced…(more)

The “Achilles heel” is a common term for a weakness, and it’s no wonder since the Achilles tendon itself can be so easily damaged. This tendon – one of the largest ones in the body – stretches from your calf muscles to your heel. Achilles tendinopathy, formerly called Achilles tendinitis, occurs when over time repeated damage to the Achilles’…(more)