Achilles tendonitis develops due to inflammation, strain, or repetitive trauma to the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel. This occurs usually due to a repetitive activity. Symptoms are often brought on by sports such as running, tennis and basketball.
If left untreated, it can develop into Achilles tendinitis, where there is a degenerative change in the tendon from repetitive micro-trauma. The tendon scars and the injury become a long term problem.
Complete Foot Care at the Balcombe Foot and Ankle Clinic can provide treatment and advise to resolve Achilles tendonitis through advice, strapping, massage, rehabilitation and orthotics where necessary.