What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles Tendonitis, also known as Achilles Tendinopathy, is an overuse injury affecting the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel. It was previously thought to be inflammatory, however recent research has identified that it is a degenerative condition of the tendon.
Achilles Tendonitis is most commonly seen in runners and jumpers due to the additional stresses placed on the Achilles tendon and the repetitive nature of these activities.
If not treated early, it can become very disabling taking months to recover or can lead to a full-thickness tendon rupture (snapping of the tendon).
Signs & Symptoms
What causes it?
Achilles Tendonitis is caused by an overuse of the calf muscles where micro-tears gradually lead to “wear and tear” of the Achilles tendon. There are a number of factors which may increase your risk of develop this injury, including:
How can we help?
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