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Achilles Tendinitis - Multi Specialty Hospital | Bangalore Orthopaedic and Surgical Hospital | BOSH | Bangalore

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body. It is located at the back of the ankle joint and attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is used to walk, run, jump or push up on the toes. Achilles tendinitis is the inflammation of the tendon and is most often caused by overuse, or is a result of a strain injury.

Treatment:

  • medicalRest
  • medicalNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
  • medicalOrthotics or shoe inserts that help support the muscle and relieve stress on the tendon
  • medicalBandaging to restrict motion
  • medicalPhysical therapy that includes stretching, massage, ultrasound and strengthening exercises