About Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. It causes pain along the back of the leg, normally near the heel.
Achilles Tendinitis commonly occurs in runners, middle aged people who play sports, such as tennis or basketball. The repetitive stress to the tendon is the problem. Achilles tendinitis can weaken the tendon, making it vulnerable to a tear which is a painful injury that usually requires surgical repair.
The main form of treatment for Achilles Tendinitis is usually physical therapy with some mild exercising and stretching to be completed at home as well. Ankle & Foot Centers of America normally prescribe orthotics, shoe inserts that help maintain support for your feet and help with the Achilles Tendinitis.