Signs or Symptoms
Pain in the Achilles tendon with up and down movement of the foot at the ankle.
Inflammation of the tendon of the calf muscles. This causes restriction of motion, pain, ache and tenderness when walking or even touching the tendon.
The most common cause is an over contraction of the calf muscles that attach to the tendon. Over utilization such as too much running or trauma such as a kick to the tendon are other common causes. Shoe pressure can also aggravate the tendon.
Heel lifts to reduce the pressure, stretching exercises and anti inflammatory medications.
Muscle balance is the goal of the treatment. In this condition, abnormal stresses are applied to the tendon causing the tendonitis. To treat this condition, proper muscle function must be returned. This can involve many different muscle therapies ranging from massage to changing the way you walk and run. Other lifestyle modifications are used to prevent or minimize exacerbating the condition. A specific program for your needs is created.