The large tendon located on the back of your ankle is the Achilles tendon. When that tendon is irritated or becomes inflamed, it could be Achilles tendonitis, which is a common injury amongst athletic individuals. The most obvious evidence of this injury is pain in the Achilles tendon followed by swelling. Achilles tendonitis can be caused by insufficient flexibility or overpronation. Pronation refers to the natural motion of the foot, and when people, like runners, go against their natural range of motion an injury can occur. You can also develop Achilles tendonitis by suddenly increasing your physical training program or even changing your running shoes.
Achilles tendonitis can be extremely painful. If you think you are suffering from this ankle condition, consult a specialty-trained ankle doctor who will evaluate your ankle and advise you of possible treatment options.
To learn more about the treatment options available for Achilles tendonitis, please complete the appointment request box or call (251) 450-2746 to schedule a consultation with a specialty-trained ankle doctor at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C.