What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Achilles Tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon caused by micro tears that cause pain when the tendon is lengthened.
There are two main types:
- Non-insertional Achilles tendonitis. Small tears in the middle fibres of your tendon start to break it down. This causes pain and swelling in the middle of your Achilles tendon between your heel bone and where the calf muscles start.
- Insertional Achilles tendonitis. This damage occurs in the spot where your tendon meets your heel bone.