Achilles tendonitis is a frequent condition that can cause irritation and strain around the calf muscle as well as the heel. Achilles tendon is also known as the Achilles tendon comprises the muscle which runs from the heel and connects the muscles of the calf and heel. The tendon is used while running, jumping, walking, or exercising related legs. The most common reason behind the tear in the tendon is ageing. As a person grows old, the structure of the Achilles tends to weaken up with age which is more sensitive to any further damage. The other cause for the weak structure can also be seen in people who participate in sports only on specific days, which can have a long-lasting effect on the tendon. Hospitals like KDMS Hospital (โรงพยาบาลกระดูกและข้อ ข้อดีมีสุข, which is the term in Thai) are specialized in the treatment for such issues. 


The pain caused by Achilles tendonitis occurs mainly at the back of the leg or maybe above the heel after straining sports activity. The pain may become more intense after an incident of running or heavy weight lifting training. One can experience the following symptoms near the hell or at the back of the leg in Achilles tendonitis. 

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Severe pain
  • Snapping noises
  • Trouble moving your toes.

Risk Factors

Several factors can increase the risk for Achilles tendonitis, such as sex, age, and physical disabilities. Achilles tendonitis is most commonly seen in men and among aged people. People who tend to run in worn-out shoes can also face issues with tendon weakness. Or people who are dealing with high blood pressure or psoriasis tend to be at higher risk for Achilles tendonitis. Hospitals like KDMS Hospital are much more advanced in dealing with issues efficiently without any lag. 


It is unattainable to prevent Achilles tendonitis, but some treatments may help with some symptoms, and some may even reduce the risk. 

  • Gradually Increasing The Intensity Of The Workout.

If you have just started going to the gym or started working out, then keeping your pace slow is needed. If you suddenly increase the intensity of the workouts, it may severely affect the tendon. So before starting a heavy workout regime, it’s better to consult a doctor at KDMS Hospital to check for muscle strengths. 

  • Select Shoes Wisely

The shoes you wear while training play a significant role in safeguarding your muscles or tendons from having any weakness. The cushion in the shoes will reduce the tension caused by the tendons. 

  • Stretching Exercises

Always take some out of your day to stretch daily. Stretching before and after exercises has increased flexibility in the tendon, reducing the risk of any weakness or breakage.