Achilles and Heel Pain
Tendonitis, Tendinosis, tendon calcification, partial tears, bone spurs and bursitis are some of the conditions that cause pain in the region of the Achilles tendon and where it joins onto the heel.
Factors leading to Achilles pain are too much exercise to soon, calf tightness, footwear, biomechanical factors such as excessive pronation.
Treatment may include rest, ice, massage, anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and inflammation followed by a graduated stretching and strengthening program, changes in footwear and orthoses to correct over pronation.
Acute injures responds well if treated early but if symptoms are allowed to continue treatment and rehabilitation can take many months.