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Achilles tendon injury (Achilles tendonitis)

Dr. Bata is an expert in treating injuries of Achilles tendon. Dr. Bata is a top rated orthopedic surgeon who provides cutting-edge podiatrist and general orthopedic services. Located in Southern California, Dr. Bata serves the community in Loma Linda, Colton, Riverside, Redlands, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino and all the Inland Empire region. Call (909) 233 - 7823 to book an appointment.

Overview

The Achilles tendon is the tendon that connect the calf muscles to the heel bone. Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon.

It occurs mostly due overuse injury to the tendon. Usually when the patient suddenly increase the intensity or the duration of their activities. It is mostly common in the middle-aged population and athletes.

Muscle stretching and gradual increase in activities can prevent this injury. If the condition becomes chronic it forms Achilles tendinosis.

achilles tendon injury

The signs and symptoms of Achilles tendinitis include:

  • Pain is the main symptom
  • Condition may be associated with tight calf muscles
  • Pain is usually located from the mid-calf down to just above the heel
  • Pain usually starts after prolonged activities like walking, running and with steps
  • Pain can initially subside after mild short activities
  • Then pain progress to become chronic

When to see a doctor

  • If you experience persistent pain at the Achilles tendon.