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Achilles tendon rupture. As we get older the Achilles tendon looses vascularity and can weaken with age and make it prone to rupture. However it is important to note that chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, steroid use, and antibiotic use can also increase the risk of rupture. Rupture usually occurs about 2cm from the insertion point in the calcaneous or heel. This is called the water shed area and is thought to be the weakest point of the tendon. The tendon more commonly completely ruptures than partially tears. Most ruptures occur in the occasional athlete during recreation activities. However, ruptures can be caused by sudden forceful movements that may over stretch the tendon.

Achilles tendonitis. This condition is caused from inflammation of the Achilles tendon usually caused from an increase in activity and repetitive over-use. Symptoms include a gradual onset of pain. Pain at the beginning of an exercise which then fades as the exercise progresses. Pain ceases with rest and there is tenderness on palpation

Achilles tendonosis. This is the degeneration of the tendon caused by chronic unresolved inflammation (Achilles tendonitis) where the degenerative tendon fibers become less organized and more fibrous which can lead to tears in the tendon or complete rupture.

Our United States Offices

Our United States Offices

Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists
Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists

THIS OFFICE HAS JOINED WITH OUR SOUTHSIDE SAVANNAH LOCATION

803 E. 68th St.
Savannah, GA 31405

Phone: 912-355-4557
Fax: 912-355-3186

Our United States Doctors

Robitaille Optimized 2016

Dr. Robitaille is a native of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Newsom Optimized

Dr. Newsom is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

Runkel Optimized

Dr. Runkel was born and raised in Wisconsin where she also received her undergraduate education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Fallon Optimized

Dr. Fallon is a native of upstate New York. He graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2000 as a member of the Pi Delta National Honor Society.

Jeffress Optimized

Dr. Kristian Jeffress received her medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in May of 2007. Dr. Jeffress then completed her three year training in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in June 2010 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Ido Friedman

Dr. Friedman is a native of Petach Tikva, Israel and served as First Sergeant in the Israel Navy. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.

Parsons Optimized

As the youngest of five children, Dr. Parsons was born and raised in Upstate NY. After obtaining a degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, in Buffalo, he spent one additional winter in the region before realizing that he should move south sooner than later! He made the move south in 2001.

Legacki Optimized

Dr. Thomas Legacki enjoys the field of podiatry and is well versed in offering an array of both conservative and surgical interventions with regards to foot and ankle issues.  He has extensive experience with the diabetic foot and wound care and he also has a keen interest in diabetic education/diabetic complication prevention.

Clauther Optimized

Dr. Clauther is originally from the island nation of Haiti, but he has lived in New York City for the past 23 years.

Our Quebec Offices

Our Quebec Doctors

 Abibsi Optimized

Dr. Abibsi is a member of the Podiatric Order of Quebec. She has lectured across the province of Quebec to promote feet health: from babies to golden aged, everyone can rely on her expertise.

Our United States Doctors

  • Dr. Wizely Clauther

    Clauther Optimized

    Dr. Clauther is originally from the island nation of Haiti, but he has lived in New York City for the past 23 years.

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  • Dr. Thomas Legacki

    Legacki Optimized

    Dr. Thomas Legacki enjoys the field of podiatry and is well versed in offering an array of both conservative and surgical interventions with regards to foot and ankle issues.  He has extensive experience with the diabetic foot and wound care and he also has a keen interest in diabetic education/diabetic complication prevention.

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  • Mike Parsons, PT, DPT, OCS

    Parsons Optimized

    As the youngest of five children, Dr. Parsons was born and raised in Upstate NY. After obtaining a degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, in Buffalo, he spent one additional winter in the region before realizing that he should move south sooner than later! He made the move south in 2001.

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  • Dr. Ido Friedman

    Ido Friedman

    Dr. Friedman is a native of Petach Tikva, Israel and served as First Sergeant in the Israel Navy. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.

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  • Dr. Kristian Jeffress

    Jeffress Optimized

    Dr. Kristian Jeffress received her medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in May of 2007. Dr. Jeffress then completed her three year training in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in June 2010 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

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  • Dr. Brian Fallon

    Fallon Optimized

    Dr. Fallon is a native of upstate New York. He graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2000 as a member of the Pi Delta National Honor Society.

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  • Dr. Christin Runkel

    Runkel Optimized

    Dr. Runkel was born and raised in Wisconsin where she also received her undergraduate education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

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  • Dr. Todd Newsom

    Newsom Optimized

    Dr. Newsom is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

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  • Dr. Melissa Robitaille

    Robitaille Optimized 2016

    Dr. Robitaille is a native of Montreal, Canada. She graduated from Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL with honors.

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Our Quebec Offices

Our Quebec Doctors

  • Dr. Assia Abibsi

     Abibsi Optimized

    Dr. Abibsi is a member of the Podiatric Order of Quebec. She has lectured across the province of Quebec to promote feet health: from babies to golden aged, everyone can rely on her expertise.

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