Achilles tendon pain

A brief overview of the causes and explanations. 

All tendon pains are tendinopathies.

They are : 
- either degenerative, linked to wear and tear and the fragility of the tissues caused by health conditions, 
- or, they are mechanical, linked to physical constraints: sports, professional or postural (static disorders of the feet and the lower limbs in general), athletic overexertion (excessive activity, especially running), micro traumas due to hard ground, poor footwear and poor foot position are all risk factors that will tire the Achilles tendon. Add to this the lack of hydration, dental infections, obesity, hypertension, medication, certain diseases such as diabetes and we have the most favourable clinical scenario for this injury.