What is a Achilles Tendonitis/Bursitis?

This is typically a result of overuse of the tendon that connects your calf to your heel. This condition is associated with sudden increases in activity and is very commonly seen in patients that start new exercise routines or those who significantly increase the intensity of their exercise in a short period of time. Activities such as jogging, sprinting, walking, and climbing stairs may lead to Achilles tendonitis/bursitis. Certain antibiotics have also shown a correlation with increased risk of Achilles tendonitis. Symptoms are usually felt behind the heel and are worse with running or walking.

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Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis/Bursitis?

  • Pain and swelling around any portion of the ankle
  • Pain with standing, walking, or running
  • Limited movement of the ankle
  • Pain on the bottom of the foot or into the shin
  • Loss of balance and stability while upright

Causes of Achilles Tendonitis/Bursitis

Achilles tendinitis is caused by repetitive or intense strain on the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon becomes weak as we age, which can make it more susceptible to injury.  This is especially true in people who have suddenly increased intensity in their movement or who are inconsistent with activity.

Achilles Tendonitis/Bursitis Solutions in NJ

Here at Performance Rehabilitation, we have many options to treat your achilles tendonitis/bursitis, including non-surgical and surgical.

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