Pain: Achilles tendonitis

What is Achilles tendonitis? It is a common, painful disorder caused by inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which attaches the muscles from the back of the lower leg to the heel as shown here: Tendonitis is common among runners, ballet dancers and many other athletes. However, it can also cause…

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Chronic Achilles tendinopathy

Chronic Achilles tendinopathy. A survey of surgical and histopathologic findings.Aström, M., Rausing, A. Clin. Orthop. 1995. Jul;(316):151-64 163 patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy, 75% of whom were athletes, underwent biopsy of the painful tendon. Degenerative changes (tendinosis) characterized by abnormal fiber structure, focal hypercellularity, and vascular proliferation were noted in 90% of…

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