Achilles tendonitis - pain, swelling of tendon in back of the ankle

Achilles tendonitis results in pain and swelling of the large tendon in the back of the ankle. It is commonly suffered by recreational athletes.

 

Treatment begins with resting the tendon and allowing the swelling to go down. In more serious cases the patient may require crutches, medication, injections or surgery.

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Mr Behrooz Mostofi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Mr Crispin Southgate

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Get in touch with Benenden Hospital

You can access treatment in a number of ways, as a self-paying or privately insured patient, a Benenden member, or as an NHS patient. In all cases, you just need to ask your GP to refer you to Benenden Hospital. For general enquiries, contact us below.

You can access treatment in a number of ways, as a self-paying or privately insured patient, a Benenden member, or as an NHS patient. In all cases, you just need to ask your GP to refer you to Benenden Hospital. For general enquiries, contact us below.