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What is Achilles Tendonitis?

Description of the disease

Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which can cause painful sensations and limit mobility in the heel area. This condition can arise due to overuse, injury, or infection.


  • Aseptic achilles tendonitis - occurs without infection.
  • Septic achilles tendonitis - caused by an infection of the tendon.


  • Swelling in the heel area.
  • Pain when moving and applying pressure to the heel.
  • Redness of the skin in the inflamed area.


The main causes of Achilles tendonitis are overuse of the tendon due to intensive physical exertion, injury, or infection.


To diagnose Achilles tendonitis, it is necessary to consult an orthopedic doctor, undergo an examination, and possibly undergo additional tests such as blood analysis and ultrasound examination.


Treatment of Achilles tendonitis may include the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy, therapeutic exercises, injections. In some cases, surgical intervention may be required.


To prevent Achilles tendonitis, it is recommended to properly dose physical exertion, use appropriate footwear, and avoid injury and infection.


To consult and treat Achilles tendonitis, it is necessary to consult an orthopedic doctor.

Note: This material is provided solely for informational purposes and is not medical advice.