This condition is the overuse of the tissue that connects the the calf muscles of the back of the lower leg to the heel bone.


  • Mild ache pain in the back of the lower leg
  • Stiffness or sensitivity in the morning
  • Pain may increase during running, walking up stairs, or exercising
  • Condition can lead to ruptures if left untreated. 

Risk factors:

  • Age
  • Physical problems
  • Training choices 
  • Medical conditions


  • X-ray
  • MRI


  • Evaluation by preferred podiatrist
  • Ice affected area 
  • Prescribe anti-inflammatory medication
  • Podiatrist may prescribe heel lift to reduce pressure and strain
  • If necessary, doctor may recommmend physical therapy

We, United Foot and Ankle, strive to give our patients the best treatment options. If you are experiencing similar symptoms please gives us a call at (732) 979-2035. We are located in East Brunswick, Keyport, Perth Amboy, and Bayonne. We look forward to see you. 





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