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What sort of problem is achille's tendonitis?

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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Insertional or not

Achilles tendonitis comes in two major flavors; insertional (where the tendon connects to the bone) or non-insertional ( in the mid-substance of the tendon).
The initial treatments are similar. This is usually rice, activity modification, and regular stretching exercises, sometimes combined with a heel lift.

In brief: Insertional or not

Achilles tendonitis comes in two major flavors; insertional (where the tendon connects to the bone) or non-insertional ( in the mid-substance of the tendon).
The initial treatments are similar. This is usually rice, activity modification, and regular stretching exercises, sometimes combined with a heel lift.
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

Achilles's tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon at the bottom, back of the leg - what connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.
It can be caused by overuse, such as walking or running, or from athletics. It is often treated with relative rest, anti-inflammatories and physical therapy.

In brief: Inflammation

Achilles's tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon at the bottom, back of the leg - what connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.
It can be caused by overuse, such as walking or running, or from athletics. It is often treated with relative rest, anti-inflammatories and physical therapy.
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
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