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What is Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon (also known as the calcaneal tendon) as the tendon is strained, torn or ruptured. It is typically a result of tendon overuse or sudden force through the tendon and is commonly experienced by athletes. It may also occur in walkers or young people who are physically active.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Heel pain


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