Tendon Injuries and Treatments

Tendon injuries can be caused by a sudden stress or trauma and also by untreated inflammation and degeneration.

The tendons perform a very important function within the body, connecting the ends of the muscles to the bones. Unlike the muscles, the tendons degenerate very slowly and if severely damaged, may not degenerate at all.

Of the numerous tendons in the foot, the Achilles tendon is the most frequently ruptured.

Other tendons such as the peroneal tendons can be injured but unlike the Achilles they are more prone to splitting than rupturing completely. Such injuries often require surgical repair.

The London Foot & Ankle Centre is NOW OPEN for foot and ankle treatments at The Shard and The New Victoria Hospital from Monday 1st June.
Call 0207 403 4162 for appointments with Martin Klinke
The St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is NOW OPEN fully for foot and ankle appointments – call 0207 078 3800 for appointments with Mark Davies, David Redfern and Matthew Solan
We are also offering telephone and video appointments for all of our Consultants.
Our two Podiatrists – Anthony Kontos and Nicolas Ivanoff – have clinics at The St John & St Elizabeth Hospital and The Shard.
Please CLICK HERE for our new clinic opening times for all of our Consultants and Podiatrists