What is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is the longest and strongest tendon in the body. It is subjected to considerable wear and tear.
What is Achilles Tendonitis?
When the tendon becomes inflamed from overuse and/or sudden stress, tendonitis can weaken it over time and cause microscopic tears.
Patients risk further deterioration and possible rupture when they don’t seek medical care for Achilles tendon injuries.
What are the symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis?
The main symptoms of Achilles tendonitis are pain, stiffness and tenderness.
When is pain worse?
Pain occurs in the morning, improves with motion, but gets worse with increasing stress and activity