Amniotic Membrane Injections For Achilles Tendinitis Specialist

Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center

Mariola Rivera, DPM

Podiatrist & Sports Medicine located in White Plains, White Plains, NY & Purchase, NY

Amniotic membrane injections can help heal and soothe the most painful of Achilles tendinitis conditions. If you suffer from chronic pain, swelling, and soreness that runs down the back of your lower leg, schedule an Achilles tendinitis evaluation at Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center with Mariola Rivera, DPM, to find out if amniotic membrane injections are right for you. Book your evaluation at the practice locations in White Plains or Purchase, New York, directly through the website. You can also call either location to speak with a team member.

Amniotic Membrane Injections for Achilles Tendinitis Q & A

What causes Achilles tendinitis?

Achilles tendinitis (or tendonitis) is a chronic overuse injury that leads to serious pain and inflammation down the back of your lower leg that can run into your heel. If you have Achilles tendinitis, it could be caused by or linked to:

  • Flat arches
  • Being overweight
  • Overly tight calf muscles
  • Training on hard or hilly surfaces

The concern with Achilles tendinitis isn’t just pain that can lower your quality of life, rather, it’s that if left untreated, Achilles tendinitis can lead to a weakened tendon. This can increase your risk of a tendon rupture, which is a serious medical issue. 


How do amniotic membrane injections treat Achilles tendinitis?

Since Achilles tendinitis is known for causing ongoing discomfort and can affect your sports performance, Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center proudly offers cutting-edge amniotic membrane injections.

Amniotic fluid is what surrounds a growing fetus during pregnancy. It supplies nourishment and provides a cushioning environment. Amniotic membrane fluid injections, which is derived from donors, is full of youthful stem cells that develop throughout pregnancy. 

Once injected, the amniotic membrane stem cells start promoting healing by stimulating cell turnover and new tissue development. The injections also provide lubrication and essential nutrients, so cells and tissues can function at their best. These effects are known to dramatically decrease inflammation and help your Achilles tendon heal over time.


Is there any downtime after amniotic membrane injections?

You may be somewhat sore or tender after your amniotic membrane injection for Achilles tendinitis treatment at Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Rivera generally recommends taking it easy and avoiding exercise and sporting activities for a couple of days.

Within as little as two to three weeks, you should start noticing that pain, tenderness, and inflammation are resolving. Dr. Rivera could recommend additional amniotic membrane injections about four to six weeks after your first session if you have a more severe case of Achilles tendinitis. She’s dedicated to ensuring you experience relief from chronic discomfort. 

Learn more about amniotic membrane injections for Achilles tendinitis by booking an exam at Aesthetic Podiatry & Sports Medicine Center. Schedule either online or over the phone.

Individual results may vary.