Pinpoint your pain.
Many changes can be seen when the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed. Most of the time, there is no trauma or injury, but rather a slow progression of pain.Common symptoms of Achilles tendonosis include:
- Pain and stiffness along the Achilles tendon
- Pain along the tendon or back of the heel that worsens with activity
- Severe pain the day after exercising
- Swelling that is present all the time and gets worse throughout the day with activity
If you have experienced a sudden “pop” in the back of your calf or heel, you may have ruptured (torn) your Achilles tendon. See your doctor immediately if you think you may have torn your tendon.