Achilles tendonitis is a condition that can be quite painful, and often results from overuse and inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Because the Achilles tendon is the largest in the body, it is frequently ruptured.
This condition can often develop thanks exercising too strenuously, increasing mileage too rapidly, returning to exercise too quickly after a break or other means. Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include:
- Pain localized to the tendon
- Tenderness in the morning
- Swelling in the leg
- Stiffness around the tendon
Your physician may recommend a number of treatment options to patients who suffer from Achilles tendonitis, including resting the tendon, stretching exercises, orthotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication or surgery.