The Achilles tendon is the large tendon in the back of the ankle that connects the two major calf muscles to the heel bone. The tendon can become inflamed if it is overworked with excessive jumping, running or walking. The tendinitis can cause limited ankle flexibility, swelling and pain in the back of the heel with walking. Although most Achilles tendinitis improves with conservative treatment such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications, some patients will continue to experience chronic pain. Over time, the tendon can become frayed and develop small tears which can contribute to significant pain.
When conservative measures have failed, some patients have benefited from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections or stem cell treatments. Regenerative medicine treatments may activate your body’s own adult stem cells and blood platelets to stimulate healing and speed repair. Read more about how it works.
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