Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis affects the large tendon in the back of the ankle through inflammation and irritation.  This condition is most common in athletes who do not warm-up properly and if not treated immediately can lead to pain and swelling.  The most common causes of Achilles tendonitis are: lack of flexibility and overpronation.  Symptoms associated with this condition are pain in the back of the heel right above where the tendon attaches to your heel.  This pain usually occurs after inactivity, such as getting up in the morning.  Treatment is as simple as resting the tendon to relieve the inflammation. [1]

Rest and stop all sport and activities that aggravate this tendonitis for at least 2-4 weeks. Try shoe inserts. Stretch the tendon 10 counts, 10 repetitions, three times per day. Use a towel or a belt to stretch this tendon in sitting position.

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