Insertional Achilles tendonitis is a condition that affects the Achilles tendon, a strong band of tissue that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. Unlike non-insertional Achilles tendonitis, which affects the middle portion of the tendon, insertional Achilles tendonitis primarily affects the point where the tendon attaches to your heel bone (calcaneus). This condition can cause pain, swelling, and discomfort in the back of your heel.
Insertional Achilles tendonitis is often the result of chronic stress and degeneration of the Achilles tendon. Several factors can contribute to this condition, including:
People with insertional Achilles tendonitis may experience the following symptoms:
Treatment for insertional Achilles tendonitis depends on the severity of the condition. Some common treatment options include:
It is advised that you consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis. We do not advise self-diagnosis of any medical condition. Consultation with a foot and ankle specialist will help provide you with an accurate diagnosis and a personalised treatment plan for insertional Achilles tendonitis. Early intervention can lead to a faster and more complete recovery.
If your symptoms are severe or if you suspect a more serious injury, seek medical attention immediately.