(Achilles Tendonitis; Achilles Tendinosis)
Achilles tendinopathy – Definition
Tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon. It can cause pain, swelling, and limit movement. The injuries can include:
- Tendonitis — an inflammation of the tendon (Although this term is used often, most cases of tendinopathy are not associated with significant inflammation.)
- Tendinosis — microtears (tiny breaks) in the tendon tissue with no significant inflammation
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Tendinopathy and the associated pain may take months to resolve.