What causes Achilles tendonitis?
Causes of Achilles tendonitis can include: • Stress on the Achilles tendon, resulting in injury such as tearing or stretching of the tendon; • Arthritis - tendon structure can be affected by inflammatory types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis; • Footwear and foot problems - shoes that do not provide good support, such as high heels, and foot problems such as flat arches, increase the risk of developing Achilles tendonitis; • Obesity - being overweight or obese puts strain on the Achilles tendon, and; • Quinolone antibiotics - these antibiotics have been associated with inflammation of tendons.
Author: Chay Goebel
First answered: 15 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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