Cholesterol in Achilles Tendon (Xanthomas)

Cholesterol on Achilles Tendon (Xanthomas)

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Cholesterol in Achilles Tendon


The Achilles tendon has deposits made of cholesterol called Xanthomas.  High cholesterol levels can cause cholesterol deposits, which are tiny lumps, to form.  Treatment for xanthomas may involve taking a biopsy of the lesion but without removing the nodules, in addition to addressing the underlying cause of the cholesterol problem.

Xanthomas can come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from just rough raised spots on the feet to bumps as big as grapes.  They often are yellow or orange in nature, and they can develop either alone or in clusters over time.  They can also appear on your hands, knees, elbows, and butt, among other body areas.  The good news is that they frequently aren’t painful, despite the fact that they could appear a little strange or unpleasant.

Although xanthomas on the foot are frequently associated with high cholesterol levels, they can also be a sign of other major health issues, such as hypothyroidism, cancer, and diabetes.

Medical treatments for the bumps include trichloroacetic acid, surgery, and laser therapy.  If underlying issues like high cholesterol and diabetes are not addressed, they may return.  The best course of action is to consult your doctor as soon as you find them developing in your feet.  You and your podiatrist will choose the course of treatment that will work the best for you.

Are you suffering from this condition? At The Chelsea Clinic, we can help. One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatments are best to get you back on track. ✅ Podiatrist South Kensington
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at +44 (0) 207 101 4000📞



We hope you have a feetastic day! 👣☀️

-The Chelsea Clinic and Team




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