What is Achilles Tendonitis? - UWS Connected Whole Health - UWS Connected Whole Health

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The Achilles tendon is on the back of your leg and connects your calf muscle to your heel bone.

Achilles tendonitis is often caused by a sudden change in activity, especially activities that require a lot of calf activation.


Along with tendon or heel bone pain, you might notice swelling or fluid buildup in the area. You’ll probably feel the pain when you bring your foot forward toward you, point your toes, or do a heel raise since these motions put tension on the Achilles tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis vs Achilles Tendinosis:
Different medical conditions that both affect the same area. Achilles tendinosis is chronic pain that’s not linked to swelling or inflammation.

Pain that lasts more than ten days may stem from Achilles tendinosis, and this condition can mean you have changes in the structure of your tendon.

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✒️ Chief Editor: Dr. Bill Moreau | DC, DACBSP, FACSM | Chief Medical Officer