Achilles Tendonitis is the two dreaded words for athletes. The injury is also called Achilles tenosynovitis or Achilles tendinopathy.
What is achilles tendonitis?
In this injury, there is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. This happens due to excessive exertion on the limb. It is often confused with xanthoma of the tendon where the fatty growth develops under skin mainly in leg area. The symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis range from pain or swelling in the ankles to the burning sensation. Stiffness in the calf muscles is an early signal of this problem. This injury is mostly prevalent in 30-40 age groups. Activities involving jumping, running, lunging, or sudden change of speed are more likely to cause this injury.