Achilles tendinitis

Tendinitis of the heel

Achilles tendinitis occurs when the tendon that connects the back of your leg to your heel becomes swollen and painful near the bottom of the foot. This tendon is called the Achilles tendon. It allows you to push your foot down. You use your Achilles tendon when walking, running, and jumping.

Inflamed Achilles tendon

An inflamed or torn Achilles tendon causes intense pain and affects mobility.

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