Have you noticed burning pain in the back of your heel during or after exercise? You may have Achilles tendinitis, inflammation of the Achilles tendon.
This condition can cause pain, swelling and even warmth on the back of the heel or along the heel cord. The Achilles tendon is one of the largest tendons in the body and is responsible for stabilizing your foot and ankle. It also helps to flex your foot on your ankle so that you can propel forward.
Injury or pain associated with the Achilles tendon requires immediate attention so that the condition doesn’t worsen. Without proper treatment the tendon may weaken and can actually tear or rupture!
If you’ve noticed pain in the back of your heel that won’t go away, then call Advanced Podiatry for an appointment today at 813-875-0555. The doctors at Advanced Podiatry can help alleviate your pain and get you back to exercise in no time!