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A 49-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of a tight achilles tendon?

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Dr. John Callahan
25 years experience
Calf muscles: The gastrocnemius and soleal muscles become the achilles' tendon at the myotendinous junction. If these muscles are tight you will feel it in the achilles' tendon. Stretching exercises are necessary to stretch both muscle groups consult either a podiatrist, physical therapist or your family doc for the appropriate stretches to do.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How is a tight Achilles tendon diagnosed, what causes it, and how it can be treated?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
See below...: The diagnosis is clinical- depending on the range of motion and level of pain. Causes are many from genetics, to inactivity to injury to biomechanics. Treatment starts with aggressive stretching, possible physical therapy, and if it's a real problem, surgery.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What causes your Achilles tendon to tighten?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Lack of stretch: If you are not stretching enough and then complicate the issue by trying to exercise by running, etc. You will get a tight achilles. When you overuse the achilles without a proper warmup the calf muscle will lose it's oxygen, creating occasional cramping and tightening. Good luck.

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