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Achilles Tendinitis

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The Achilles tendon is the tough, sinuous band that connects the calf muscles to the heel. When the tendon becomes inflamed from overuse (usually from exercising), Achilles tendinitis occurs.

What are the signs and symptoms of an ankle sprain?

  • Chronic and acute pain in the foot, ankle or along the back of the leg
  • Restricted use or inability to stand on your toes or bend your foot to walk
  • Swelling in and around the heel
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