This video discusses in more detail one of the most common disorders of the Achilles Tendon. This disorder, or injury, is caused by overuse. Dr. Young discusses in detail the various treatment options for this condition.
For patients experiencing a pain or tenderness behind or just above the heel this video will offer some insight about the condition and treatment options. The Achilles tendon can suffer from degeneration, inflammation, spurring and calcification. These can be seen with ultrasound imaging (included in the video).
Dr. Young uses ultrasound imaging to view a patients Achilles tendon and discusses treatment options.
The best course of action with any injury that due to overuse or misuse (possibly from an abnormal gait/stride) is to correct any issues that are causing this type of injury. Prevention is key.
Proper stretching and footwear will help prevent injury/re-injury, custom orthotics may be necessary.