What is Achilles Tendinitis (Achillobursitis/Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)?

Tendinitis is the inflammation of the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. So, Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation to the Achilles tendon. It is a common condition that causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel, where the Achilles tendon is located.

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury. This occurs when the tendon and calf has been placed under increased demand, such as in running and jumping sports. This injury is common in runners and middle-aged people who only play sports on weekends, or not consistently. Achilles tendinitis is used to describe inflammation and irritation of the Achilles tendon, which joins the calf muscles to the heel bone. It presents as pain and inflammation just above the heel following exertion. In more chronic cases where the tendon undergoes ongoing stress, micro-tears begin to form in the tissue of the tendon.

Achilles tendinosis may present as knotty swellings just above the heel. These are made worse by exertion, stretching the tendon or by placing direct pressure over the tendon. People may experience heel pain and tenderness with this condition.

Here at Precision Health we offer services such as Chiropractic care and Podiatry which can aid in your recovery from Achilles tendinitis. Call (02) 9639 7337 or visit our website to book an appointment now!

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