Q. What is Achilles Tendonitis?
A. Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which is the largest tendon in the body and connects your calf muscles to your heel bone.
What causes it?
The Achilles tendon is your best friend when it comes to walking, running, and jumping, so inflammation of it can cause real pain. Because we rely on the Achilles tendon so much, repetitive stress can eventually lead to tendonitis.
In addition to rest and various strengthening exercises, supportive shoes and orthotics can help relieve Achilles tendonitis, especially for people with over-pronated (flat) feet. Always consult your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment of foot pain.
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