Achilles tendonitis occurs when the Achilles tendon – the band of tissue that runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone – becomes inflamed.
The primary cause of Achilles tendonitis and Achilles pain is overuse relating to a sudden increase in repetitive activity. For example, a runner who suddenly decides to increase the duration and intensity of their runs to train for a marathon.
Usually, Achilles tendonitis can be treated conservatively by:
If you have persistent or severe Achilles pain around the Achilles tendon, it’s important to contact Nagy Footcare because you may have torn or ruptured the tendon, which could lead to the need for surgery. Contact us for an initial consultation today!