What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles Tendonitis is an overuse injury of the achilles tendon. This condition usually comes on as a result of overuse without stretching, typically seen in sports such as basketball, soccer, or volleyball, or with sudden onset of running.
It often results in pain with stepping near the heel, but can also cause pain anywhere along the achilles tendon and up into the calf. This condition usually comes on due to sudden onset of running, increasing frequency, duration or distance too rapidly.
If left untreated, this condition can turn into a chronic tendinosis, making recovering and decreasing pain more difficult.
What Causes Achilles Tendonitis?
- Sudden increase in walking or running
- Repetitive strain on the achilles tendon
- Sport injury
- Labor intensive jobs
- Improper footware
- Lack of stretching