What is Achilles Tendonitis
Th overuse the Achilles tendon, it may become swollen and painful near the bottom of the foot and cause heel pain. It is called Achilles Tendonitis.
The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. Together, they help you push your heel off the ground when you stand up on your toes. You use these muscles and your Achilles tendon when you walk, run, and jump.
Heel pain is most often due to overuse of the foot. It is rarely caused by an injury.
Achilles Tendonitis due to overuse is most common in younger people. It can occur in walkers, runners, or jumping.
Tendonitis from arthritis is more common in middle aged or older adults. A bone spur or growth may form in the back of the heel bone. This may irritate the Achilles tendon and causes pain and swelling.
What To Expect
You might feel pain in the heel along the length of the tendon when walking or running. Your pain and stiffness might increase in the morning. The tendon may be painful to touch. The area may be warm and swollen.
You might also have trouble standing up on one toe and moving the foot up and down. Its time to call your Podiatrist.
Foot pain and heel, no matter how mild, is not natural. If you are experiencing pain or noticing a change in your feet you should seek medical care right away. Early care can help prevent the condition from worsening. Contact Podiatry Group of Georgia Today to schedule your appointment or book you appointment online.