The connects the calf to the back of the . Achilles is a common injury that makes the tendon swell, stretch, or tear.
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About Achilles Tendinitis
involve an irritation, stretch, or tear to the tendon connecting the calf to the back of the . Achilles is a common overuse injury, but can also be caused by tight or weak calf or any condition that causes the tendon to become less flexible and more rigid, such as or normal aging.
can happen to anyone who regularly participates in an activity that causes the calf to contract, like climbing stairs or using a stair-stepper, but are most common in middle-aged “weekend warriors” who may not regularly. Among professional athletes, most Achilles injuries seem to occur in quick-acceleration or jumping sports like football, tennis, and basketball, and almost always end the season’s competition for the athlete.
Achilles can be a condition. It can also cause what appears to be a sudden injury. Tendinitis is the most common factor contributing to tears. When a tendon is weakened by age or overuse, can cause it to . These injuries can be so sudden and agonizing that they have been known to bring down charging professional football players in shocking fashion.