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.
Tendinitis of the heel
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...Read more
Are we the victims of our own altruism? In a recent post on loving relationships, I noted that: Our personal suffering makes us far more... Read more »
In the previous post, we discussed different types of surgeries which are used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This week I’d... Read more »
Researchers from several large medical groups did a meta-analysis of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. They looked to see which treatment... Read more »
Tendon injuries are common in athletes. Patellar tendonitis, also called "jumper's knee," is an overuse injury that causes pain at or near the... Read more »