Achilles’ Tendonitis is an inflammation with pain in the back of the heel. The pain starts with the morning’s first steps and worsens with increased activity. This condition usually occurs due to excessive activity or wearing unhealthy heels. Studies have revealed that bursitis, bone bruises, and tears of the tendon can occur if not treated properly. Treatment options include reduced activity, temporary use of higher heeled shoes, injection therapy, as well as anti-inflammatory medication. But if pains and disability increase, it is wise to get a professional opinion right away. Delaying or “walking it off” can cause further injury. Injection therapy and prescribed medication combined with a soft cast or walker usually helps your foot to heal while continuing to stay active. However, if a there is a tear, surgery or a cast may be necessary.