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, 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-

Orthopedic 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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