It's common in runners and middle-aged people who play sports only on the weekends.
Heel pain and tenderness are key symptoms.
Treatment usually involves at-home care under a doctor's supervision, such as rest and pain relievers.
- achilles tendinopathy
- achilles tendonitis
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 200,000 cases per year in US
Treatment from medical professional advised
Requires a medical diagnosis
Rarely requires lab test or imaging
More common in males
Can last several months
Common for ages 50 and older