Achilles Tendonitis

Arthritis-Achilles Tendonitis.jpgAchilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, sometimes called the heel cord, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is usually the result of an injury or tiny tears in the tendon fibers.

Two types exist:
• Insertion, where the tendon attaches to the heel bone
• Non-insertional, which occurs slightly higher up the tendon