Do you suffer from Achilles Tendinitis?
The Achilles tendon connects the large calf muscles to the heel bone. Pain and inflammation can occur along this tendon, often just above the heel bone.
Symptoms can vary from an ache or pain and swelling to the local area of the ankles, or a burning that surrounds the whole joint. With this condition, the pain is usually most severe during and after activity. The tendon and joint area can become stiffer the following day as swelling impinges on the movement of the tendon. Many patients report stressful situations in their lives in correlation with the beginnings of pain which may contribute to the symptoms.
Development of tendinitis depends on the type, frequency and severity of exercise or use; for example, rock climbers tend to develop tendinitis in their fingers, swimmers in their shoulders.