Achilles Tendinitis

About- Achilles tendinitis also called Achilles tenosynovitis, Achilles tendinopathy, calcaneal tendinitis, or tendinitis of the heel is an overuse injury of the Achilles Tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone and it is more common in men than women.
 
Symptoms-

 Heel pain and tenderness 
 Swelling and discomfort in the back heel
 Calf muscles stiffness
 Limited range of motion

Causes-

A sudden increase in physical activity
 Exercising without a proper warmup
 Poorly fitting shoes
 Being older
 Obesity
 Tight calf muscles
 Flat arch in the foot
 Sports activities such as tennis, that require quick stops and changes of direction
 Straining the calf muscles during repeated exercise or physical activity
 Wearing high heels for prolonged durations
 Bone spurs in the back heels
 Certain Medical conditions such as psoriasis, or high blood pressure
 Certain Medications 

Specialists to visit-

 Orthopaedic Surgeon 
 Sports Medicine Specialist
 Physiotherapist
 Podiatrist 

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Achilles tendinitis 

References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://orthoinfo.aaos.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com

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