Achilles tendonitis affects many people of all ages and ability levels. It is a condition in which the tendon that attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone becomes irritated and painful. There are both acute and persistent (chronic) cases. In acute cases, there is an inflammatory process that occurs and in more persistent cases, actual changes in the tissue quality and makeup occur in the absence of inflammation. Each stage requires a different treatment protocol, where the protocols vary dramatically. It is very important to address this condition as a lack of treatment and persistent symptoms can lead to a worsening condition.
Utilizing the help of the therapists at Infinite Potential will be an important part of improving. This is a condition that requires careful monitoring throughout the program to ensure the proper dosage of training is performed without increasing pain.