Painful inflammation of the Achilles tendon due to:
- Inadequate strength of the (calf muscle) gastroc-soleus complex
- Overuse of the gastroc-soleus complex
- Degeneration of the tendon
- Diagnosed by tenderness of the tendon, either at the insertion on the calcaneus or anywhere along its course.
- Heel needs to be elevated to decrease stress.
- Slow gentle calf stretching
- Elevation of the heels
- Orthotic support