Achilles Tendinitis Treatment
What is Achilles Tendinitis
Inflammation of the achilles tendon. This tendon was made famous by Brad Pitt in the movie Troy (wait, it was Achilles himself!). This tendon gets stressed and inflamed (usually) from repetitive stress, like running, prolonged walking, or any jumping sport. Overuse leads to microtrauma, with leads to inflammation and eventually scar tissue formation.
The achilles can get thickened over time, which with repeated stress and microtearing, can eventually lead to a complete tear. You don’t want these torn…ask Kobe Bryant, Terrell Suggs, Steve Smith, etc. They are out at least a year, and never seem to regain the speed and explosiveness.