Achilles Tendon Disorders

Conditions We Treat

What is the Achilles Tendon?

A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone.

Achilles Tendonitis

An inflammation of the Achilles tendon and is typically short-lived.

Achilles Tendonosis

The results of untreated Achilles Tendonitis. It progresses to a degeneration of the tendon, where it loses its organized structure.


Symptoms associated with both Achilles Tendonitis and Achilles Tendonosis include:
• Pain
• Tenderness
• Enlarged tendon or nodules


As “overuse” disorders, Achilles tendonitis and tendonosis are usually caused by a sudden increase of repetitive activity involving the Achilles tendon.


The foot and ankle surgeon will examine the patient’s foot and ankle and evaluate the range of motion and condition of the tendon.


Treatment options may include the following in early stages:
• Immobilization
• Ice
• Oral medications
• Physical therapy

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