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Achilles Tendonitis


  • Pain in the back of the ankle, just above the heel
  • Stiffness in the ankle, especially in the morning
  • Swelling around the Achilles tendon


  • Overuse or repetitive strain on the Achilles tendon, common in athletes who engage in sports that involve jumping or sudden changes in direction
  • Tight calf muscles or improper footwear
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