Why does Achilles Tendinitis Cause Heel Pain?

Sometimes, Achilles tendinitis and heel pain are integrally related. Your Achilles tendon connects your calf muscle to your foot by attaching to the back of the heel. When you develop tendonitis there, the tissue swells and tightens, pulling on your heel bone. This causes that pain. The tighter your Achilles is, the more your foot will ache. Much like other causes of heel discomfort, your foot will hurt the most after exercising or after an extended period of inactivity, such as when you first wake up in the morning.

These two problems are overuse injuries, so they do not get better on their own. You will need to invest in treatment to restore you lower limbs to full health and strength. Contact Parker Foot & Ankle here in Houston for more information or to make an appointment to take care of your feet and ankles. You can reach us with your requests by filling out the form on our website or by calling (281) 497-2850.

Robert G. Parker
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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.