Achilles Tendonitis


What is Achilles Tendonitis?

 A condition that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness of the Achilles tendon which joins your heel bone to your calf muscles. It caused by repeated tiny injuries causing microscopic tears to the Achilles tendon. Achilles Tendinopathy is the swelling and pain of your Achilles tendon.  

Causes

The most common causes of Achilles Tendonitis include but are not limited to:

  • Foot positioning in regular footwear
  • Certain Antibiotics
  • Inflexible calf muscles
  • An accelerated increase in training quantity or intensity among athletes
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Age
  • Weight

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis include but are not limited to:

  • Pain
  • Achilles tendon swelling
  • Severe pain along the tendon, especially during and after exercise
  • Stiffness of the tendon
  • Bone spurs

Treatments

Treatments for Achilles Tendonitis include but are not limited to:

  • Orthotics
  • Stretching  & strengthening exercises
  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Physical Therapy