What is Achilles Tendonitis?

 A condition that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness of the Achilles tendon which joins your heel bone to your calf muscles. It caused by repeated tiny injuries causing microscopic tears to the Achilles tendon. Achilles Tendinopathy is the swelling and pain of your Achilles tendon.  



  • Orthotics
  • Stretching  & strengthening exercises
  • Physical Therapy
  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Ice


  • Foot positioning in regular footwear
  • Inflexible calf muscles
  • Age
  • Certain Antibiotics
  • Weight
  • An accelerated increase in training quantity or intensity among athletes
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs



  • Pain
  • Achilles tendon swelling
  • Bone spurs
  • Severe pain along the tendon, especially during and after exercise
  • Stiffness of the tendon