The inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which is more popularly know as Achilles Tendonitis, could be caused due to various reasons including increasing one’s speed all of a sudden, running the hill or climbing the stair to add to an athlete’s training schedule, or even accelerating too fast after a pause or layoff, or even the traumatic experience inflicted by the hard contraction of the calf muscle while trying to put an extra effort such as a final dash, or just overuse owing to the less flexibility in various muscles including calf muscle.
When the tendons are injured various other cells in the surrounding region and structure migrate straight into the tendon for repairing purpose, and a few of these cells are from the blood vessels and hence produces direct fresh blood flow, which assist in healing. But, along with that comes the nerve fibers, and according to a few researchers, that is what causes the pain in Achilles Tendonitis. Once inflammation is gone, then you can start any physical therapy that includes stretching exercises and exercises for building up calf muscles so less pressure is been placed on tendon.
The symptoms of Tendonitis comes us slowly, and it may start with pain, which grows gradually as activity increases. That in turn induces inflammation, which later ruptures the tendon. So, the first thing one should do when one has that Achilles Tendonitis is to withdraw himself from all sorts of sporting or physical activities that may further injure the tendons, and even stop walking by keeping the legs on the cast, depending upon the type of injury. Along with that they should sought professional help and continue with the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pills, and possibly indulge in other form of cross training so as to give as much time as possible for the tendons to heal. In case you find painful spots on tendon, then that points to the tendonosis & tendonitis. If you are having tendonitis, then it is being expected your calves are more tender & painful to touch than what they will be without tendonitis in that area. There is no better way to keep away from the hassle but to try and prevent it from happening, hence proper care must be taken of the legs by all sportsperson and athletes, and avoid sudden excess strain on them, as much as possible.