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What is Achilles Tendon Injury?

Description of the condition

Achilles tendon injury is a condition in which the tendon that connects the muscle to the heel is damaged or torn. This is a typical injury that can occur in athletes or any individuals engaging in physical activity.


  • Partial tendon injury
  • Complete tendon rupture


  • Pain in the heel or sole of the foot
  • Swelling
  • Sensation of heaviness or burning
  • Difficulty moving the foot


Achilles tendon injury can be caused by excessive physical exertion, improper footwear, inadequate warm-up before exercise, as well as age-related changes and obesity.


Diagnostic methods include ultrasound examination and magnetic resonance imaging.


Treatment may include conservative methods such as physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and in some cases, surgical intervention may be required.


  • Gradual increase in physical activity
  • Using appropriate footwear
  • Regular stretching and warming up of muscles


Treatment of Achilles tendon injury is carried out by an orthopedic surgeon or traumatologist.

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