With Achilles Tendonitis patients experience pain and sometimes swelling at the back of your foot just above the heel bone (calcaneous) where the tendon attaches. The Achilles tendon, which is the strongest and largest tendon in the body connects the leg to the foot as it stretches from the lower leg to the heel bone.
This condition often develops gradually as the tendon becomes inflamed and may include one or more of the following three stages:
Peritenonitis – this stage is characterized by localized pain during or after activity
Tendinosis – typically an asymptomatic stage that may result in a nodule, or know to swelling at the back of the leg
Peritenonitis with tendinosis - this stage may lead to a rupture of the tendon and it is characterized by pain and swelling during and after activity.
Achilles tendonitis is best treated early in the development of the condition. If you are experiencing pain and/or swelling in this region, a consultation with Dr. Blackmer will give you the best chance for a full recovery.
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