Medical Considerations for Achilles Tendinitis
A rupture of the Achilles tendon is a devastating injury that usually requires surgery and months of rest and rehabilitation. Therefore, it is important to treat any soreness and pain in the Achilles area quickly and effectively. See your doctor, who can properly diagnose the condition and provide advice on prevention and/or treatment. Also talk to your doctor if you have soreness, pain, redness, swelling or other indications of foot problems that persist for more than a few days.
Reviewed by: Robert P. Thompson, C.Ped, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: June 11, 2015