Defining Achilles Tendonitis
If you experience pain while running, and if that same pain re-establishes itself as you tiptoe, you may want to find out more information about Achilles tendonitis.
With Achilles tendonitis, the large tendon in the back of the ankle becomes irritated and inflamed. It is a common injury that can affect athletes who do a lot of running. Pain behind the heel is one of the most obvious symptoms, and the most significant pain can come after extended periods of inactivity. You may feel the pain most when you first get out of the bed in the morning.
Mild cases can be treated by resting the tendon to allow inflammation to settle. Applying ice and using light stretching also will help. You never want to overdo a tendon, as these injuries are difficult to determine just how long it will take to heal.
For all serious treatments, you will need to speak with a medical representative, such as one of our Plano TX podiatry staff members. In rare cases, Achilles tendonitis can be treated with surgery. Our Plano foot and ankle specialists can assist you with further information.
Call us today, or visit us online for more information on Achilles tendonitis or other like injuries involving the foot and ankle.