Which Type of Tendonitis does Marvin Williams have?

This is big news.  Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams (#2) will undergo Achilles surgery to repair a sore Achilles tendon.  His tattoos, reportedly, will still remain intact.  Marvin is not a patient of my NYC podiatry practice, and I am not his tattoo artist, but I have a few things to say about Achilles tendonitis, which, as a NYC podiatrist, I often treat.

The Achilles tendon, named for the Greek hero of the Trojan War as represented with such fabulous handsomeness by Brad Pitt, is the longest and strongest tendon in the body.  It originates from two muscles around the knee and inserts into the back of the heel.  Because it is such an important mover of the foot, and is subject to shoe pressure, painful syndromes affecting this tendon are common, and in my practice I generally see four distinct types of tendonitis:

Achilles Tendonitis

“Pump Bump”

Achilles Bursitis

Calcific Tendinosis

So, Marvin, if you're still looking for a foot surgeon, we have a special spot for you here in NYC.  Maybe we can even work out some new ink - I think my face might look good on the back of your heel…

See you in the office.

Dr. Ernest L. Isaacson

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Ernest Isaacson Dr. Ernest Isaacson is a graduate of the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. After completing two years of comprehensive training in various medical specialties including internal medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and podiatric medicine, Dr. Isaacson completed a comprehensive one-year podiatric surgical residency. Dr. Isaacson is active in research and publication in basic and clinical science. Dr. Isaacson is also a dedicated family man who enjoys running, reading and spending time with his family.

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