Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis

What is it?

Inflammation of the attachment of the calf muscles on the calcaneus.


Overpronation, improper training techniques, or changes in running surfaces.


Pain and tenderness at the attachment site at the heel. Pre-activity pain and morning stiffness with a decrease in symptoms as the tendon warms up. May develop into a heel spur if chronic.


  • If caused by overpronation, consider a stability or motion control shoe/insert
  • 1-2 week heel lift
  • Calf stetches
  • Icing
  • Massage of tendon

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