Foot/Ankle

Tendonitis

Description

Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Achilles is often a running or other sport related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping or other exercise that puts a strain on the tendon.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include:

  • Mild ache or pain at the back of the leg and above the heel after running or other sports activity
  • Episodes of more serious pain associated with stair climbing, or intense exercise such as prolonged running or sprinting
  • Tenderness of stiffness especially in the morning that usually improves with mild activity
  • Mild swelling or a “bump” on your Achilles tendon
  • A crackling or creaking sound when you move your ankle
  • Weakness in your ankle

What to expect from therapy

Physical therapy treatment involves controlling the inflammation and pain symptoms through cryotherapy ultrasound and manual therapy. The therapist will develop a specific exercise program to regain ankle flexibility and strength.

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