This condition typically develops gradually as the tendon inflammation and may include one or more of the following three stages:
Peritenonitis – this stage is characterized by localized pain during or after activity
Tendinosis – typically an asymptomatic stage that may result in a nodule, or know to swelling at the back of the leg
Peritenonitis with tendinosis - this stage may lead to a rupture of the tendon and it is characterized by pain and swelling during and after activity.
As with all health conditions, Achilles tendonitis is best treated early in the development of the condition. If you are experiencing pain and/or swelling in this region, a consultation with our experienced podiatry professionals will give you the best chance for a full recovery.