Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon. Achilles tendinitis, or an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, is one of the most common causes of foot or ankle pain. The tendons are special tissues that connect the bones to the muscles. When tendons are put under repetitive stress or suffer a direct injury, they may become inflamed or begin to rupture. This can lead to pain and limited mobility in the affected area.. The most common risk factor for tendinitis is age and Diabetes. It can affect anyone, but is most often found in elderly patients over the age of 50, as well as in diabetics and athletes who participate in outdoor activities like golfing or tennis. You may have Achilles tendonitis if you experience sudden and severe pain over Achilles tendon caused by an injury or sometimes even gradual pain perhaps due to repetitive stress.
Your Podiatric Surgeon can help in Achilles tendinitis either non-surgically or surgically depending on the conditions.