Will Achilles Tendonitis Cause Sciatica Pain?

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Definition

Achilles tendinitis is when the Achilles tendon becomes swollen, inflamed, and painful at the heel.

The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. It is used for walking, running, and jumping.


Alternative Names

Tendinitis of the heel


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

There are two large muscles in the calf: the gastrocnemius and the soleus. These muscles create the power needed to push off with the foot or go up on the toes. The large Achilles tendon connects these...

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