Achilles Tendinitis Overview
What is Achilles tendinitis?
A person with Achilles tendinitis has inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel. Achilles tendinitis is usually due to strenuous exercise, and causes ankle or heel pain.
What are the symptoms of Achilles tendinitis?
Symptoms of Achilles tendinitis include heel pain that worsens after walking, running, jumping, or climbing. Other features include tenderness overlying the Achilles tendon, as well as slight redness and swelling.
How does the doctor treat Achilles tendinitis?
Achilles tendinitis is usually treated with rest, crutches, cold compresses, splinting, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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