How Does Achilles Tendinitis Start?
Running is a popular sport enjoyed by millions of people. A quick jog can improve your cardiovascular health, help you lose weight, and is a good way to de-stress after a busy day. Committed runners are familiar with the aches and pains that come along with pursuing their favorite sport but at Premier Foot we encourage you to be careful because a case of Achilles tendinitis can be a whole different story.
You are most likely to experience a case of Achilles tendinitis after increasing the duration and intensity of your running routine. If you switch to a more intense or more frequent running schedule too quickly, your Achilles tendon can become damaged. Swelling and pain are the signals that your body sends you in response to this damage. Dedicated runners are the people most likely to experience Achilles tendinitis though many active people in their middle age also develop this condition.
Is It Serious?
The experts at Premier Foot treat many cases of Achilles tendinitis each year and many of those can be treated with at-home care and rest. However, all forms of tendinitis should be taken seriously. Pay close attention to any changes in the texture or appearance of your calf and heel near the Achilles tendon. Swelling or thickening of the tendon can indicate that the tissue inside has begun to degenerate.
Achilles tendinitis pain can be managed and you can continue to enjoy your favorite pastimes. A modified running schedule may need to be devised in order to preserve your Achilles tendon and overall foot health. If you suspect you are experiencing Achilles tendinitis, make an appointment with the Premier Foot team by calling 972-424-8999 as soon as possible.