• Kevin Aguinaldo, PT, DPT

ACHILLES TENDONITIS: CAUSES | SYMPTOMS | TREATMENT


Achilles tendonitis is a common condition that affects the tissue connecting your calf muscle to the heel of your foot. It can occur as one of two types based on the location of pain: insertional or non-insertional. Insertional involves discomfort within the tendon-heel transition, where as the non-insertional involves discomfort further away from the heel.

Causes

Achilles tendonitis may occur from several factors:

  • Over training or sudden increase in training variables

  • Limited calf muscle length

  • Decrea