Tendinitis of the heel
Symptoms include pain in the heel and along the tendon when walking or running. The area may feel painful and stiff in the morning.
The tendon may be painful to touch or move. The skin over the tendon may be swollen and warm. You may have trouble standing up on one toe.
Signs and tests
The doctor will perform a physical exam. The doctor will look for tenderness along the tendon and pain in the area of the tendon when you stand on your toes.
X-rays can help diagnose arthritis.
Review Date: 10/31/2010
Reviewed By: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.