To repair a torn Achilles tendon, surgery may be necessary after the initial swelling is reduced, about a week after the tear occurs. During the repair surgery, the doctor cuts an incision above the heel on the back of the ankle in order to sew the tendon back together. The out-patient procedure is usually done under local anesthesia. Post-surgery, the patient wears a cast or walking boot for a month and a half to three months. The cast or boot is adjusted during the healing process from a downward pointing angle to a neutral position. Specific exercises and physical therapy are completed as part of the healing process to regain motion and strength.
Dr Jan Tepper, is best Podiatrist ever. Me and my husband have been coming here for a long time. He can fix all your feet problem, and has the best staff. We love him and his staff dearly.
There was hardly any wait and the waiting area is cozy and comfortable. There is a tv in the waiting area as well that will keep you entertained since it is tuned to daytime talk shows. Lots of reading material in all the rooms to keep you from being bored. Dr. Tepper is likable and very personable […]
I went to Dr Tepper office 2 years ago he is the best foot Dr. I know the Dr.helped my foot greatly everybody in the office is one big happy family including Kristi, Caroline, Lupe, Angle and the rest of the family if you need a great foot and ankle Dr. please contact his office.
My feet pain started about 4 years ago. It kept getting worse, standing up or walking became a torture. I have been neglecting it all this time. Finally about 6 weeks ago I saw Dr Tepper. He diagnosed the problem, asked me to go back in few days. He customized medical insoles for me which they are called […]
Dr. Tepper has helped me personally from a severely strained tendon at the bottom of my foot. I suffered for 4 months, then Dr. Tepper and his staff took care of me. He did all the correct exams and shoe inserts and spent the time to answer all my questions. As a result, my feet continue to improve […]
He is very knowledgeable and explains to you of what is wrong with your foot in detail. You’re never rushed. Always makes sure you understand him and that you are comfortable. The nurses and receptionist are very professional and curtious. The office is a very clean atmosphere and comfortable waiting room. I’m very happy with Dr. Jan D. […]
Great place, I came here when I was young and now bringing my son who loves the staff and Dr. Tepper.
Amazing Dr’s and Office assistants. Love them!