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What are the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis?
Signs and symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include: • Pain in the back of the heel; • Difficulty and pain during walking, and; • Swelling, tenderness or inflammation of the heel and the surrounding area.
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 …
How is Achilles tendonitis diagnosed?
Achilles tendonitis can be diagnosed by a physical examination. Other tests, such as an X-ray, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be recommended to confirm the diagnosis. An MRI is typically used in cases of a torn Achilles tendon, or …
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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 15 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Achilles tendonitis