Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis

WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDONITIS?

Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon in the heel. The Achilles is critical to walking, running, jumping and going up and down the stairs. If you have Achilles tendonitis all of these activities will be painful. Persistent strain causes irritation to the tendon, which may be caused by stiffness in your foot or weakness in your hip. In severe cases this strain may even cause the tendon to rupture. Tight calf muscles and chronic overuse, particularly in runners, may contribute to wear and tear in the tendon.

THERAPY OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CONDITION AT BROOKS-CARTER CLINIC