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What is Achilles Tendonitis?

Description of the condition

Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendon that connects the muscle and bone in the area of the heel. This condition often occurs in people who engage in sports or are overweight.


Achilles tendonitis can be classified as acute or chronic depending on the duration of symptoms.


  • Pain in the area of the heel
  • Swelling and redness
  • Tight muscles and tendon


The causes of Achilles tendonitis can include excessive stress on the tendon, improper sports technique, uncomfortable footwear, or changes in the structure of the tendon with age.


To diagnose Achilles tendonitis, a doctor will conduct a joint examination, may prescribe X-rays or MRI to detect inflammation and tendon damage.


Treatment may include wearing a brace, applying ice, physiotherapy, massage, medication, or even surgical intervention in case of a serious injury.


To prevent Achilles tendonitis, it is necessary to monitor the level of physical activity, use proper footwear, avoid overexertion, and warm up properly before training.


A doctor specializing in the treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system can diagnose and treat Achilles tendonitis.

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