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How Do You Treat Bunion Pain?
Published: 06/24/2014

A Bunion is a bump that develops on the side of the big toe joint and can occur at any age. Bunions most commonly occur as a result of muscular and tendon imbalances in the foot and can be associated...Read more >>

Congratulations to Dr. Louis for his years of service!
Published: 06/18/2014

Dr. Louis Jimenez has been in private practice for over 36 years, serving patient in the metro-Atlanta area. In addition to lecturing nationally, Dr. Jimenez participates in the training of local...Read more >>

Doctoring… in the family - Drs Jimenez
Published: 06/18/2014
Dr Louis Jimenez

In 1978, the Jimenez family put down roots in Snellville. It was a very small town then and the medical profession was just beginning to blossom. Prior to new doctors arriving, most folks had to...

Heel Pain: Achilles Tendonitis


Pain in the back of the heel is associated with the Achilles tendon as it inserts on the back of the heel bone. Individuals suffering from Achilles tendonitis pain commonly have a tight Achilles tendon, which causes additional pull on the back of the heel. As with the case of plantar heel spurs, bone spurs can also develop in the back of the heel secondary to the constant pull of the Achilles tendon. In some individuals, these spurs can weaken the attachment of the Achilles tendon, causing micro tears, inflammation, and pain. In extreme cases, the tendon’s attachment to the back of the heel can be so disrupted that the tendon can pull off of the bone completely.


Conservative treatment for this type of heel pain includes rest, ice, and decreased activities. Oral and topical anti-inflammatories, heel lifts in your shoe (which help to reduce the pull from the tendon, offsetting a short Achilles tendon), and general shoe modifications can also help. If these methods along with night splints, ankle braces, walking boots, and non-weight bearing give no significant relief, consider trying the MLS laser treatment! Finally, surgery is an option if significant progress is not made with conservative measures. Removing a portion of the heel spur and scar tissue from the back of the heel can typically gives patients significant relief!

  • Thank you so much! The pain in my right big toe joint has relief after my 2nd laser treatment. Thank you!!!

    MLS Laser Treatment for Pain

    Sheliah C., 6.6.14

  • Everything and everyone was fantastic! Your staff is top notch, surgery was great, recovery is going very well. Will recommend you for sure! Dr. Dorian is awesome!!! Thank you so much!

    Bunion Surgery

    Donna K., 12.20.13

  • He was an incredible doctor. He got to the root of my issues and made sure that I had some relief before leaving. He has a wonderful demeanor and you can tell he loves what he does.

    Heel Pain

    Lynisha M., 10.22.13