What is Achilles tendonitis?
Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon in your foot. Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. It inserts in the back of your heel bone.
What causes Achilles tendonitis?
Achilles tendinitis is causes by constant, repetitive stress to the Achilles tendon. This tendon is used when you walk, run, dance, jog and do any physical activity.
What happens if Achilles tendonitis goes untreated?
If Achilles tendonitis goes untreated, it can cause small tears in the tendon and the Achilles tendon can eventually rupture. A ruptured Achilles tendon needs more serious treatment and even possible surgery may be needed.