Achilles Tendinitis

Since humans began walking on two legs, the Achilles tendon likely has been a common site of injury. Achilles injury is most common among professional and recreational athletes of all ages, and the Achilles is the most frequently injured tendon in the ankle. Achilles tendinitis is, basically, pain in and around the Achilles (triceps surae) tendon. Terminology varies widely, and terms such as tendinopathy, tendinitis, partial rupture, paratenonitis, tenosynovitis, and achillodynia have all been used to describe this entity. For the purpose of this review, this terminology will be ...

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