Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is an overuse condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the Achilles tendon that joins your heel bone to your calf muscles. It is thought to be caused by repeated tiny injuries to the Achilles tendon. It is different than tendinitis which refers to an inflammation of the tendon. Tendinopathy is a condition in which the tendon is at a stage where it begins to deteriorate. Usually this condition will repair itself within 6 months after starting treatment.