Relief from Achilles Tendon Pain
The Achilles tendon — located on the back of your lower leg — connects your calf muscles to your heel. Achilles tendinitis, also called Achilles tendinosis, happens when the tendon becomes swollen and painful. It’s a common overuse injury caused by repetitive stress on the tendon, frequently occurring in sports that involve running and jumping.
Our specialists offer complete Achilles tendinitis treatment. Our doctors work together with physical therapists to help relieve Achilles tendon pain and get you back on your feet again.
Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms
Achilles pain often develops in runners who increase their speed or distance too quickly or anyone who pushes themselves too hard in high-intensity activities, like tennis or basketball.
Typically, Achilles tendinitis pain begins as a mild ache above your heel or along the back of your lower leg after activity.
You may also experience:
- Heel pain when you wear shoes
- More severe lower-leg pain after a long or fast run, hiking steep terrain or climbing stairs
- Lower-leg achiness and stiffness in the morning
- Swelling along the tendon
Call your doctor right away if you have sudden, severe pain that may be an Achilles tendon rupture (tear).
Achilles Tendinitis Treatments We Offer
Typically, Achilles tendinitis treatment includes rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medicines and physical therapy to strengthen your calf muscles. Sometimes, your doctor may fit you with orthotics (shoe inserts) to relieve stress on the tendon.
Our foot and ankle specialists develop a treatment plan just for you. You get leading-edge care and the latest approaches, including advanced therapies like Achilles stem cell treatment.
Personalized Care for Achilles Tendinitis
You receive expert care from foot and ankle specialists and physical therapists focused on helping you get back to what you enjoy, without pain.
You can depend on personal attention every step of the way throughout diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
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