The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body. It connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. However, this tendon is also the most common site of rupture or tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendon due to overuse.
Achilles tendonitis is caused by overuse of the tendon and calf muscles.
Diagnostic procedures may include the following:
x-ray, MRI, CT scan
These are the symptoms associated with Achilles pain:
- mild pain after exercise that worsens gradually
- stiffness that disappears after the tendon warms up
Treatment may include:
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- supportive devices and/or bandages for the muscle and tendon
- strengthening exercises
- After Surgery/Recovery
Physical Therapy is a critical part of complete recovery. Our doctors recommend DMC's Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, with 30 convenient locations across southeastern Michigan. To find one near you, click here.
Expert Ankle Physicians
Non-Operative Sports Medicine Specialists
- Tariq Awan, DO (Offices in Detroit, Warren, Farmington Hills & Dearborn)
- Sadiq Haque, DO (Offices in Detroit, Novi, Warren, Farmington Hills & Dearborn)
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeons