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Inflamed Achilles tendon

Inflamed Achilles tendon

Overview

An inflamed or torn Achilles tendon causes intense pain and affects mobility.

Review Date 8/15/2018

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.