Achilles tendonitis is a common condition among many athletes and occurs in the ankle's largest tendon, with symptoms including swelling and irritation, states It may be healed through resting and elevating th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The best treatment for Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis is a combination of anti-inflammatory medications, strapping or taping the feet and orthotic devices or shoe inserts. The purpose of this combination is to... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Treatment options for Achilles tendonitis, which involves inflammation of the tendon connecting the heel and calf muscles, include decreasing physical activity, performing exercises that stretch and strengthen the calf m... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The Achilles reflex, also called the ankle jerk reflex, is an abrupt bending of the foot when a doctor strikes a person's Achilles tendon, which is located just above the heel. In a positive response, the foot moves as i... More »

Pain and injury to the Achilles tendon are usually caused by tendinitis, which is triggered by overuse, an increase in physical activity, high heels, flat feet or overly tight muscles, according to WebMD. Sudden movement... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The recovery period for an Achilles tendon surgery is approximately six months but can vary based on the patient's overall health condition, age and ability to rehabilitate, explains WebMD. Patients commonly wear a cast ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

The most common need for Achilles tendon lengthening in children is to help with foot position and flexibility in patients with cerebral palsy, says WebMD. Sometimes, tendon lengthening helps to decrease pressure on the ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases