Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis causes pain at the back of the heel at the point where the calf muscle inserts onto the heel bone.

It occurs when repeated contraction of the calf muscle causes the tendon and heel bone to become irritated, painful and sore.

Despite being associated with sport, any activities which involve contraction of the calf muscles can cause achilles tendonitis.


The following symptoms are associated with this condition:

  • Pain and stiffness first thing in the morning.
  • Pain which is worse after exercise, standing or walking.
  • Tenderness when the tendon is squeezed or pressed.
  • Tight or tender calf muscles.


Without treatment achilles tendonitis tends not to resolve. Repeated inflammation causes the tendon to become thickened, calcified and problematic.

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