What is Achilles Tendinitis? What are the Symptoms?
Achilles tendinitis occurs when the strong band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone becomes inflamed and aggravated. This can cause symptoms such as:
- Pain, typically starting as a mild ache in the back of the leg or just above the heel.
- Increased pain or discomfort following running, other sports activities, or even a period of walking up hills or stairs.
- Tenderness and/or stiffness after long periods of inactivity (e.g. sleeping), which usually improves after you start to move around for a bit.
Any sort of pain or discomfort in your heel or lower leg that continues to come back for more than a couple days or so is something that should receive professional attention promptly. And, naturally, any form of severe pain should be addressed immediately – that may be a sign of a torn or ruptured Achilles.
Our ultimate recommendations will depend largely upon what we find during our examination, as well as learning more about your lifestyle and personal needs. We always want to provide treatment that best suits each patient uniquely.
Trying to “push on” with Achilles tendinitis is only asking the problem to keep you miserable – and it increases your chances of it becoming even worse!
If Achilles tendinitis or any other form of heel pain is consistently causing you trouble, contact our Dearborn office at (313) 582-6222. We’ll be happy to set you on the path to recovery.
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