Conditions > Achilles Tendonitis Brian James Tracey

Achilles Tendonitis causes inflammation and degeneration of the achilles tendon. The achilles tendon is the large tendon located in the back of the leg that inserts into the heel. The pain caused by achilles tendonitis can develop gradually without a history of trauma. The pain can be a shooting pain, burning pain, or even an extremely piercing pain. Achilles tendonitis should not be left untreated due to the danger that the tendon can become weak and ruptured.

  • The Achilles Tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body.
  • Achilles Tendinitis  is an inflammation (swelling) of the tendon that attaches to the back of the heel bone.
  • Achilles Tendinitis can be caused by improper warm up, overtraining, tight calf muscles or over-pronation.

 

Treatment: Can be treated with ice, rest, aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications. Chronic pain or any swelling should be professionally evaluated.  Orthotics can control the over-pronation.  Temporary heel lifts and a stretching program may also be beneficial. Brian James Tracey