A common injury to individuals who play recreational sports is a pain behind the heel, Achilles Tendonitis. Do you suffer from pain in the heel when you first step out of bed? AT usually occurs when someone is overusing this tendon while exercising or using incorrect form while playing a sport along with a lack of flexibility.

You may be able to ease your pain by resting the tendon and icing the area 15 minutes three to four times a day. However, if the pain in your heel does not go away after a week, it is definitely time to visit your friends at Mid-South Foot and Ankle Specialist by calling 901-309-7700.

Don’t forget the addition of Drs. Butterfield and Coleman to help meet the needs of our patients. Appointments are available immediately at our S. Rex Road/East Memphis office.