In this video, Dr. Baravarian discusses Achilles tendonitis.
Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It's often the result of a repetitive motion or overuse of the tendon and develops over time. Rarely is it the result of a direct injury.
Patients often report a mild ache in the lower region of the calf or above the heel after activity. There may be tenderness or stiffness after rest or the tendon may be swollen, painful to touch and standing on your toes may be difficult.
While tendonitis is easily treated, if misdiagnosed or ignored, further and more permanent damage can occur.