Pain in the Achilles tendon is either due to an acute injury or a result of overexertion during a longer period of time. The acute injury may be caused by a strain in the tendon with bleeding and swelling as following effect. Tenseness in the calf muscles might also cause pain in the Achilles tendon. Common symptoms are morning stiffness, pain during and after activity, swelling, muscular weakness and lameness.
We´ll help you evaluate the severity of the condition. If there is no further suspicion of other possible underlying reasons, we will begin the treatment, focusing on restoring normal mobility in the ankle and decrease tension in the muscles. It is important to proceed with rehabilitation after treatment. 10 years ago this was a big problem but due to research we now know very well how to deal with it and prognosis is normally very good!