Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon. In most cases, it is a type of overuse injury and is more common in younger people. Professional and week-end athletes can suffer from Achilles tendonitis, but it is also a common overuse injury in people not involved in sport.
Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include:
Pain in the back of the heel
Difficulty walking sometimes the pain makes walking impossible
Swelling, tenderness and warmth of the Achilles tendon.
The aim of the treatment is to the reduce strain on the tendon and to reduce inflammation. An assessment is needed to determine the best action plain for treatment.