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My mom gets Achilles tendonitis, so am I likely to get it later? Is it hereditary?

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In brief: No

There is not a genetic connection to achilles tendonitis.

In brief: No

There is not a genetic connection to achilles tendonitis.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not necessarily

There is no orthopedic literature or science that confirms a hereditary predisposition for tendonitis.
Anecdotally, many orthopedic surgeons will see families that seem to get multiple tendonitis conditions, but there is no confirmed hereditary basis.

In brief: Not necessarily

There is no orthopedic literature or science that confirms a hereditary predisposition for tendonitis.
Anecdotally, many orthopedic surgeons will see families that seem to get multiple tendonitis conditions, but there is no confirmed hereditary basis.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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