Tendons are cord-like structures that connect muscle to bone. The Achilles tendon runs down the back of your heel and attaches your calf muscles to the heel bone. Achilles tendonitis happens when sudden starts and stops cause inflammation in the Achilles tendon.
Achilles tendonitis is one of the most common sports injuries – but at Aurora, you’re never just a number. After hearing about your unique situation and symptoms, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan to get you back to your favorite activities.
Whatever the cause of your Achilles pain, we can help. Our treatment options include special footwear, physical therapy and surgery.
At Aurora Health Care, we’re committed to lasting pain relief and long-term injury prevention. We also understand how frustrating sports injuries like Achilles tendonitis can be. That’s because many of our doctors, athletic trainers and physical therapists are current and former athletes themselves.
When you choose us for Achilles tendon care, you’ll get:
Achilles tendonitis is often a sign that too much stress has been placed on your body. Known as an “overuse injury,” this condition occurs when the tendon becomes worn out from too much activity and not enough rest.
Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis occur along the back of your heel and may include:
Our sports medicine experts get to the source of the pain so you can get on the road to recovery. During diagnosis, we’ll perform a complete exam before developing a treatment plan to address your unique needs.
Your exam may include:
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Our large team of experts has deep experience in helping athletes and active people overcome Achilles tendonitis.
At Aurora, you’ll have access to a broad range of treatments, including: