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What are the causes of a tight Achilles tendon?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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