Your feet – Achilles tendonitis
Achilles tendonitis is present when your Achilles tendon becomes inflamed or irritated.
Often, Achilles tendonitis results from sports that place a lot of stress on your calf muscles and Achilles tendon. Achilles tendonitis also is often associated with a sudden increase in the intensity or frequency of exercise.
When treated promptly, Achilles tendonitis is often short-lived. Left untreated, Achilles tendonitis could cause persistent pain or cause your tendon to tear (rupture). If so, you may need surgery to correct the damage.
Fortunately, rest and over-the-counter medications to reduce your pain and inflammation may be all the treatment you need for Achilles tendonitis.
Posted on April 19, 2011, in Your feet and tagged Achilles tendinitis, Achilles tendon, Achilles tendonitis, Archilles tendon, Conditions and Diseases, feet, inflammation, medicaiton, Musculoskeletal Disorders, stress on calf muscles, surgery to repair feet, Tendon, tendon rupture, tendon tear, your feet. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.