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What is Achilles Tendinopathy?

Description of the disease

Achilles tendinopathy is a condition characterized by pain in the Achilles tendon area. This unpleasant condition can significantly limit a person's mobility.


  • Primary Achilles tendinopathy
  • Secondary Achilles tendinopathy (occurs as a complication of other diseases or injuries)


The main symptoms of Achilles tendinopathy are pain and discomfort in the Achilles tendon area, swelling, and redness of the skin in this area.


The causes of the disease may include overuse, injuries, improper footwear, flat feet, rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions.


Diagnosis is made through a doctor's examination, ultrasound, and x-ray examination.


Treatment may include physiotherapy, wearing orthopedic insoles, changing footwear, drug therapy, and sometimes surgical intervention.


To prevent Achilles tendinopathy, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, avoid overloading and injuries, and perform special exercises to strengthen the muscles.


Treatment is carried out by an orthopedic doctor.

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