The Achilles tendon is the largest ligament in the body joining the calf muscles to the heel bone. When this tendon is put under excess strain, it can become inflamed and this is known as Achilles tendonitis. This condition is the result of micro-tears that happen during strenuous, high impact exercises like running. The tendon can rupture if left untreated. If you are suffering from it, choose Edmonton Foot Health Centre’s Achilles tendonitis treatment in Edmonton.

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Excessive exercises or walking are a common cause of Achilles tendonitis. Some of the other causes include:
  • Exercising without a warmup
  • Causing strain on your calf muscles during repeated physical activity
  • Wearing poorly fitting shoes
  • Wearing high heels for longer durations
  • Getting bone spurs in the back of your heels

Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis

One of the common symptoms of Achilles tendonitis is pain and swelling in the back of your heel when you walk or run. The other symptoms include:

  • Tight calf muscles
  • Overly warm skin on your heel
  • Limited range of motion when bending your foot

Diagnosis of Achilles Tendonitis

During the physical exam, our doctors might gently press on the affected area to determine the location of pain, tenderness or swelling. They might ask you to get one of the following imaging tests:

  • X-rays: It provides the image of your foot and leg bones.
  • Ultrasound: It is done to detect ruptures and tissue degeneration
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: It shows the movement, damage, and inflammation of the tendon.

Treatment of Achilles Tendonitis

There are several methods to treat Achilles tendonitis, ranging from home remedies, like rest, to more invasive treatments such as steroid injections and surgery. Some of the other ways to cure Achilles tendonitis include:

  • Gently stretching your calf muscles
  • Choosing a less strenuous sport
  • Icing the affected area post-exercise or when in pain
  • Going for physical therapy
  • Wearing well-fit shoes with a built-up heel to take off the tension from your Achilles tendon

Book an Appointment Today

If you or your loved one has Achilles tendonitis, we can help. We have a team of qualified and experienced professionals who offer quality Achilles tendonitis treatment in Edmonton. Book an appointment today.