Achilles tendonitis is a condition affecting the tendon that connects the muscles of the lower leg to the heel bone. It's one of the thinker tendons in the body because it deals with a lot of force. When you're running, every time your foot strikes the floor it has to deal with forces that are 3 times your body weight. In order to deal with this increase in force the achilles tendon needs to be healthy and strong.
There are a few different ways achilles tendonitis can manifest but in essence it's the straw that broke the camels back. It's been found that around an achilles rupture there are many micro-traumas (small injuries) and it get to a critical point and a full rupture occurs. Achilles tendonitis isn't this extreme but it is showing that there is weakness in this area of the body.
3 simple ways you can begin to overcome achilles tendonitis
When you rest you repair, giving your body the chance to do this is something people find very hard. If you are getting stressed about the exercise that you can't do this is also counter-productive. Give your body and mind time out and allow it to recover itself.
Tendons don't get a great blood supply and tis means they take longer to recover than muscles. In order to encourage a greater blood supply to allow it heal faster gently massage the tendon and the tissues around it. It may seem painful to begin with because of the inflammation but overtime the pain will subside.
Finally move the ankle joint, because there is pain people are afraid to move the ankle joint but movement is an essential part of the healing process. I don't recommend high impact exercises like jumping and bounding or high amounts of running. Exercises that encourage balance and put small amounts of stress all around the tendon are more useful.