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. The achilles tendon found at the back of the ankle becomes sore. Achilles tendinitis most commonly occurs in runners who have suddenly increased the intensity or duration of their runs. It's also common in middle-aged people who play sports, such as tennis or basketball.
- Compression of the Achilles tendon. Taping or using athletic wrap around the Achilles tendon and ankle
- Raising the foot above the level of the heart to help with swelling
- Exercises for Achilles tendon. Strengthening and stretching muscles through physical therapy. Strengthening the surrounding muscles to take stress off the Achilles and help support the ankle
Dr . P. Senthil Selvam, PhD
Professor & HOD, School of Physiotherapy, VISTAS, Chennai.
Dr .D. Hepzibah Rubella, MPT (Ortho)
Research Scholar, School of Physiotherapy, VISTAS, Chennai.