Overuse injury affecting the achilles tendon. Common in athletes, particularly runners. Symptoms can include pain (usually above the back of the ankle or in the heel), thickening of the tendon and redness around the tendon.
The most common ankle injury is the lateral ligament sprain although the medial ligaments are often injured. Patients often say ‘I went over on it’ and swelling, pain and limited movements are the most common features. Treatment to help decrease pain and restore movement, strength and balance are important for a safe return to work and sport.