Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon, capable of withstanding forces of over 1,000 pounds, is the largest tendon in the body. Connecting the calf to the heel, the Achilles tendon is commonly ruptured by both professional and recreational athletes due to overuse and relieve stress.


What Causes Achilles Tendonitis?

Starting a new exercise routine or intensifying an existing regiment can both contribute to Achilles tendonitis. Overuse, intense elevations, failure to stretch adequately, trauma, and improper footwear can also lead to Achilles tendonitis.