Achilles Pain

I recently started getting this sharp pain in my achilles area every time I get up and take a step. Its to the point where I literaly have to stop walking for a few seconds then continue forward. The pain doesn’t last very long but it pretty much every time I take a step after being motionless for a little while. Then I get this sort of burning sensation in my achillies area. Its pretty annoying. Could playing softball every weekend have any thing to do with this? Any suggestions of what can be causing this?

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Achilles tendonitis, which can be often confused for plantar fasciitis, is one of the most common diagnoses I see in my office. Often a very frustrating condition, Achilles tendonitis can be resolved with anti-inflammatories, heel lifts, night splints and eccentric training. Achilles tendonitis can take a good 2 – 4 weeks to resolve due to the fact that we use this tendon every time we walk.

    If the pain persists after several weeks of this treatment, I recommend seeing a Podiatrist. Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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