Achilles Tendonitis Treatment in Louisville, KY

Barefoot woman feeling pain in her Achilles tendon

Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury that affects the Achilles tendon, a strong and flexible band of fibrous tissue that connects the muscles at the back of the calf to the heel bone. Usually, the condition develops gradually through repetitive strain from intense physical activities, such as running and jumping, which can cause the Achilles tendon to become irritated and inflamed. Eventually, small tears may form in the middle fibers of the tendon, causing it to break down.

The outstanding team of orthopedic specialists at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic offers the latest treatment options for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions in Louisville, Kentucky. Although virtually anyone can develop Achilles tendonitis, it is especially common among runners who quickly increase the intensity or duration of their regular workout. It can also affect weekend warriors who play demanding sports only a few times a week. Older adults, overweight individuals, and those who have naturally flat feet or overly tight calf muscles are also at risk.

What Are the Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis?

In many cases, the first sign of Achilles tendonitis is a mild ache at the back of the calf or above the heel that worsens with physical activity. The painful episodes may be particularly severe after sprinting, running, or stair climbing. Like all types of tendon pain, Achilles tendonitis tends to flare up in cold weather. The ankle may also feel stiff in the morning, then gradually loosen up as the day goes on.

How Is Achilles Tendonitis Treated?

Achilles tendonitis often responds well to self-care, such as rest, ice applications, and over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories. A physician or physical therapist can suggest a physical therapy program designed to promote healing, stretch the Achilles tendon, and strengthen the calf muscles. If the Achilles tendon ruptures or tears away from the heel bone, a surgical repair may be considered.

You can feel confident entrusting your Achilles tendonitis treatment to the skilled team at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic. To learn more or schedule a consultation at our location in Louisville, KY, contact us today.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150