Conditions > Injury
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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.
Overuse of the tendon while running, jumping, climbing or walking for exercise or athletic training for various sports. Especially those sports that involve intense activity on hard surfaces like basketball, soccer, volleyball, running etc.
In addition to overuse, inadequate warm-up or rapid loading of the workout (increasing the intensity too quickly)
A bone spur or bony growth
Flat feet may aggravate the condition.
Heel pain and inflammation
Tenderness and swelling above the heel in the morning
Inability to put down the foot or heel in the morning
In general, the pain will increase with activity and use.
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.
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