By Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC
December 20, 2017

When the Achilles Tendon is inflamed, you can surely feel it. Our podiatrists, Jeffrey S. Kahn, D.P.M., Richard E. Ehle, D.P.M., Craig M. Kaufman, D.P.M. and Ayman M. Latif, D.P.M., will treat any issues with your Achilles Tendon with care and efficiency at the Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC, located in Rocky Hill (860) 563-1200, Bristol (860) 582-0747, Middletown (860) 346-5226, Glastonbury (860) 633-6749, Newington (860) 666-2078 and Kensington (860) 828-9455, Connecticut. Another valuable resource is our Patient Education library, where you can learn more about foot and ankle health.

Achilles Tendinitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon. This condition produces variable pain. The steady nature of this condition inclines to leave those who experience it stunned when the pain becomes major. When the Achilles tendon is placed under a significant amount of pressure, tendinitis may occur. The tendon can rupture if not timely treated, which would necessitate surgery. As you can imagine, the pain accompanying a rupture would be severe. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and joins the calf muscles to the heel bone, which provides the ability to walk, run or any other activity that involves that type of motion. This condition produces a sharp pain that is different from other foot and ankle pains since as the tendon gets bigger and does not heal properly, it can get much worse.

Treatment for this condition involves the use of anti-inflammatories to reduce swelling and pain, although it is not as effective here as it is in treating other foot conditions due to the nature of this tendon. Physical therapy is especially helpful for this condition as it can help to alleviate pain while strengthening the Achilles tendon to help prevent a future reoccurrence.

It is important to exercise caution with this condition as it may not produce pain while it’s developing. Therefore, it is imperative that your Achilles tendon receive timely treatment to counteract the effects of this condition to avoid a tendon rupture. Please contact us right away to get your tendon back to a normal state!