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Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis

Last Reviewed : 12/23/2020
Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis (also Achilles tenosynovitis or Achilles tendinopathy) is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, generally caused by overuse of the affected limb and is more common among athletes training under less than ideal conditions. Symptoms can vary from an ache or pain and swelling to the local area of the ankles, or a burning that surrounds the whole joint.

Treatment is possible with ice, cold compression therapy, wearing heel pads to reduce the strain on the tendon, and an exercise routine designed to strengthen the tendon (see eccentric strengthening, above). Other treatments may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, ultrasound therapy, manual therapy techniques, a rehabilitation program, and in rare cases, application of a plaster cast.

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

Basic Information:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/achilles-tendinitis/basics/definition/con-20024518. Mayo clinic. Achilles tendinitis.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001072.htm. Medline plus. Achilles tendinitis.

http://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory/a/achilles-tendinopathy. BUPA. Achilles tendinopathy.

http://patient.info/doctor/achilles-tendonitis-and-rupture. Patient. Achilles tendinitis and rupture.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/309393-overview. Medscape. Achilles Tendon Injuries by Anthony J Saglimbeni etal.

http://www.footeducation.com/foot-and-ankle-conditions/achilles-tendinitis/. Foot Education. Achilles Tendinitis – Non insertional.

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/achilles_tendon_problems-health/article_em.htm. eMedicinehealth. Achilles tendon Problems.

http://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/injuries-poisoning/sports-injury/achilles-tendinitis. MSD manuals. Achilles Tendinitis.

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1805.html. American Family Physician. Common Conditions of the Achilles Tendon.

http://www.fpnotebook.com/ortho/ankle/AchlsTndnts.htm. Family practice notebook. Achilles tendinitis.

http://www.rehab4runners.co.uk/running-injuries/lower-leg-pain/achilles-tendonitis-tendinopathy/. Rehab4runners. Achilles tendinitis.

 

Advanced Information:

http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/36/4/239.full. British Journal of sports medicine. Achilles tendinopathy: some aspects of basic science and clinical management, 18 January 2002

http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/achilles-tendon-injuries-a-full-guide-41361#. Peak Performance guide. Achilles tendon injuries: A full guide

http://www.runningwritings.com/2013/11/achilles-tendonitis-in-runners.html. Running writings. Achilles tendonitis in runners: A degenerative overuse injury best treated with eccentric heel drops

 

Research:

http://achillestendonresearch.com/current-research/. Achilles Tendon Research. Achilles tendinopathy

 

Related Topics:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356204/. NCBI (National Centre for Biotechnology Information). Gold nanoparticles and diclofenac diethylammonium administered by iontophoresis reduce inflammatory cytokines expression in Achilles tendinitis.

http://physioworks.com.au/injuries-conditions-1/achilles-tendonitis-tendinitis. Physio work. Achilles tendinitis.

http://www.active.com/running/articles/how-to-treat-and-prevent-running-injuries-achilles-tendonitis. Active. How to Treat and Prevent Running Injuries: Achilles Tendonitis

http://www.aspetar.com/journal/viewarticle.aspx?id=50#.VxCRW_l961s. Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal. Chronic pain in Achilles tendon.

http://radsource.us/achilles-tendon-rupture/. Radsource. MRI Web Clinic — December 2004 Achilles Tendinosis & Achilles Tendon Rupture by Mark H. Awh, M.D.

https://www.takethemagicstep.com/health-management/managing-achilles-tendon-injuries/. MAGICSTEPS. Managing Achilles Tendon Injuries

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Tendonitis/Pages/Treatment.aspx. NHS choices. Tendonitis and other tendon injuries - Treatment .

http://www.melbourneradiology.com.au/mri-gallery/achilles-tendon.html. Melbourne radiology clinic. MRI and Ultrasound of the Achilles Tendon.

http://www.aidmyachilles.com/pulled-achilles/achilles-tendon-surgery-rehabilitation.php. Aid my Achilles. Achilles Tendon Surgery and Post-Operative Rehabilitation.

 

 

Other Articles:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/240819.php. Medical news today. Achilles tendinitis .

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/achilles-tendinitis/overview.html. The New York Times. Achilles tendinitis.

http://lermagazine.com/article/achilles-tendinopathy-and-body-mass-index. Ler (Lower Extremity Review). Achilles tendinopathy and body mass index.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3781873/. NCBI (National Centre for Biotechnology information). Aspects of treatment for posterior heel pain in young athletes by Thomas Elengard, Jón Karlsson and Karin Grävare Silbernagel

http://www.si.com/nba/2016/03/12/mike-conley-memphis-grizzlies-achilles-injury-tendinitis-out. Sports illustrated. Grizzlies’ Mike Conley out 3–4 weeks with Achilles tendinitis

http://www.hkmj.org/abstracts/v20n6/545.htm. Hongkong Medical Journal. Fluoroquinolone-induced Achilles tendinitis by PK Tam, MB, BS, FHKAM (Medicine); Carmen TK Ho, MB, BS, FHKAM (Medicine).

 

Other Helpful Resources:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00147. AAOS (American association of Orthopaedic surgeons). Achilles tendinitis.

https://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/conditions/ailments-of-the-ankle/Pages/Achilles-Tendinitis.aspx. AOFOS (American orthopaedic foot and ankle society). Achilles tendinitis.

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/achilles-tendonitis. Better health channel. Achilles tendinitis.

http://runnersconnect.net/running-injury-prevention/achilles-tendonitis-and-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy-in-runners/. Runners connect. The Ultimate Runner’s Guide to Achilles Tendon Injuries.

http://www.miamisportsmedicine.com/AchillesTendonInjury.html. Miami sports medicine. Achilles tendon Injuries.

 

Presentations

https://www.visittoc.com/provider-directory/uploads/DEORIO_Achilles_Tendinopathy_Insertional_GRAPHIC.pdf. Visittoc. Surgical strategies: Insertional Achilles tendinopathy.

 

Related Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUkmYRnHm9I. Youtube. Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinopathy - Explained in 90 Seconds

http://www.sdri.net/running-injuries/achilles-tendonitis/. The Running Institute Sandiego. Achilles tendinitis .

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