Treatment for Achilles tendinitis

Treatment for Achilles tendinitis

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. 



  • Proper rest, accompanied by stretching and icing to reduce swelling, can help to heal an overworked achilles tendon. 
  • Applying ice or a cold pack on the heel every 1–2 hours for 15 minutes at a time.


    • 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



  • An ankle brace helps to support your Achilles tendon and prevents the condition from reoccurring.

    • 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.

    Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS)

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