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Achilles Tendonitis: A Closer Look

Achilles tendon tendonitis


Achilles tendonitis is inflammation in the soft tissues. The Achilles is attached to the gastrocnemius) calf muscle) and the calcaneus (heel).


This tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon is responsible for plantar flexion of the foot (moving the bottom of your foot closer to the back of your leg); allowing you to walk, run, and jump.


Several non-surgical treatment options  for this problem could include:

  • RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation
  • Stretching or Physical therapy
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Immobilization for severe cases


It is important to discuss options with your doctor further to determine what the best treatment is for your condition.


For more specific information, please check with your provider.


Source and for more information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)