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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 9/22/2016

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