Making an Achilles Tendonitis Diagnosis

Pain, swelling, and stiffness are classic symptoms of Achilles tendonitis. These symptoms might appear suddenly as a result of an accident, or they can develop gradually over time. The following is a brief overview:


You may feel tenderness or pain along the back of your leg near the heel when you stand or walk after a long period of rest.


You may notice swelling around the Achilles tendon, which can be tender and warm to the touch.


Your heel and calf muscles might feel tight or stiff, especially in the morning.

A podiatrist is most qualified to diagnose Achilles tendinitis since they have experience in treating foot and ankle conditions. To make a diagnosis, your doctor will examine you and ask about your symptoms and medical history.

Treatment Options for Ankle Tendon Injuries

A podiatrist will create an individualized treatment plan to help with your Achilles tendinitis. Your treatment may include the following:


Taking time off from activities that strain the Achilles tendon can give it time to heal and reduce pain.

Activity modification

Your doctor may recommend low-impact activities, such as swimming or cycling, instead of running.

Physical therapy

Exercises that stretch and strengthen the muscles in your lower leg can help reduce pain and stiffness.


Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help reduce swelling and pain associated with Achilles tendinitis.

Orthotics and bracing

Custom orthotics or a brace can support the ankle area, helping prevent further injury.


Surgery may be recommended if conservative treatments don't work or if the tendon has been torn.

Are You Suffering From An Ankle Tendon Injury In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?

If you're suffering from an ankle tendon injury you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.