This condition typically develops gradually and may include one or more of the following three stages:
Peritenonitis – this stage is characterized by localized pain during or after activity
Tendinosis – typically an asymptomatic stage that may result in a nodule, or swelling at the back of the leg
Peritenonitis with tendinosis - this stage may lead to a rupture of the tendon and it is characterized by pain and swelling during and after activity.
As with all health conditions, Achilles tendonitis is best treated early. If you are experiencing pain and/or swelling in this region, a timely consultation will give you the best chance for a full recovery.