A 51-year-old male asked:
I cycle a lot (very hilly in HK) and have developed some pain in my left ankle. It burns when I stretch it. Achilles' tendon or something else?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Frank Holmes answered
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Achilles in back: If you have pain and point tenderness over the large tendon at the back of the ankle, then yes, think Achilles tendonitis. Burning, though, is sometimes a sign of nerve inflammation. The sural nerve can be irritated near the back of the ankle as well. Talking to a doc and/or providing more details could result in more answers. If I can help, then join my care team at healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes
Answered on Sep 7, 2016
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