This article does not constitute as medical advice.
If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your doctor or make an appointment.
The Achilles tendon connects two calf muscles to the heel and is the largest tendon in the body. Achilles tendinitis is a condition where this tendon gets overused, resulting in inflammation and pain. This is a common condition seen in athletes of varying abilities and ages as well as ordinary people who exercise regularly. In general, Achilles tendinitis is more common in older athletes and middle-aged people.
Rest: Rest the tendon or modify the activities that aggravate the condition. In addition, it is encouraged to change the activity that stresses the injury. This could include swimming instead of running.