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Achilles tendon pain may be due to inflammation “tendonitis” of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tenson is a very strong tendon that attaches the calf muscles to the heel.  

Achilles tendon pain is felt in the back of the heel. With Achilles tendinopathy, initially, a nodule may be seen or felt with little or no pain. As the inflammation progresses, eventually the tendon can develop partial tears or even rupture.

Achilles tendon pain is more common among people with high foot arches, Equinus deformity, and in active people who may not be warming up and stretching adequately prior to sports/activities. Often an injury presents after a period of absence from activity or when a person returns to activities that involve a change in exercise or training routine. Poor footwear, faulty foot mechanics, and repetitive strain are the most common causes of this condition.

It can also occur in people with Joint and Inflammatory Disorders, such as Psoriatic Arthritis.

Achilles tendon pain responds well to rest, ice, massage, ultrasound and targeted stretches. Faulty foot mechanics that are aggravating the Achilles tendon can be corrected with custom orthotics and by choosing good shoes that fit properly. Early treatment is best to prevent further injury, which provides the best chance for a full recovery.

If an inflammatory disorder is associated, you may need to ask your medical doctor for anti-inflammatory medications. While you wait for the flare-up to pass, you might be more comfortable wearing open-heeled sandals that don’t rub against the tendon.


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