Achilles Tendinitis

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Heel pain can greatly impact your daily life, and conditions like Achilles tendinitis can make simple activities challenging. At Advanced Foot and Ankle Centers of Illinois, we are here to help you understand and address this issue. Seek effective Achilles tendinitis treatment in Chicago and the surrounding areas with our expert team.

Understand Achilles Heel Pain

Your Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body—and it is one of the strongest. It can withstand over 1,000 pounds of force. However, you can easily overuse your Achilles tendon and injure it. Some of the most common causes of Achilles tendon injury and pain include:

  • Running
  • Climbing stairs or inclines
  • Standing up too quickly
  • Wearing high heels
  • Increasing your physical activity levels too quickly

If you perform the same repetitive motions over and over again, you can weaken the tendon. With too much overuse or exertion, the tendon starts to ache. The area will likely swell, stiffen, and feel tender. If you hear a popping or creaking noise as you walk or run, you should see a podiatrist immediately.

Rely on a Podiatrist to Treat You

At your appointment, your podiatrist will run a few tests (such as ultrasounds, MRIs, or X-rays) to determine if you do have Achilles tendinitis. Then, he or she will recommend one of the following treatment options:

If these treatment options do not relieve your pain and symptoms, you may require surgery. Our podiatrists can tell you more.

Do not live with Achilles heel pain a moment longer. To schedule an appointment for Achilles tendinitis treatment, contact our office nearest to you.

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