Achilles tendon pain

Achilles tendonitis is a common overuse injury producing inflammation of the tendon at the back of the heel. The patient may have mild or severe swelling as well as experience morning tenderness in the area where the Achilles tendon is attached to the heel bone.

Our office will treat the condition conservatively with advice on footwear, padding or appropriate orthotics which will support the muscle and relieve stress on the tendon. Stretching and appropriate exercises are usually recommended. In severe cases diagnostic imaging may be necessary as well as surgical repair.