Achilles Problems

Achilles Problems The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body and it is located in one of the most overused body parts, the foot. The foot is proned to injuries since it is subjected to a high amount of stress every day and running increases the pressure on each foot can be four times normal body weight). The Achilles tendon is a thick, cord-like structure that inserts into the back of the heel bone.

Tendinitis is a common injury caused by the inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Symptoms usually include a burning pain or tenderness in the area of the heel bone. While Achilles tendinitis can be slow to heal call our office and consult with one of our podiatric doctors for treatment if your pain lingers.

Haglund's Deformity (pump bump) is characterized by a bony enlargement on the back of the heel that is not always painful, but can become extremely uncomfortable and limit ambulation or participation in sports or social activities.

Insertional Achilles Calcification/Spur is different from Haglund's deformity and the cause of pain is a spur or calcification has formed at the insertion of the achilles tendon and is often associated with achilles tendinitis.

Call our office and consult with one of our podiatric doctors for treatment options for any of these conditions.

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