Torn Achilles Tendon Rupture or Achilles Tendonitis? [HOW TO TELL]

Do you have a torn Achilles tendon rupture, or just Achilles tendinitis? In this video we go over causes, symptoms diagnosis and the best home treatment!  
Torn Achilles Tendon Rupture or Achilles Tendonitis? [HOW TO TELL]
Insertional Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain

Achilles Tendon & Back of Heel Pain

Back of the Heel Pain Causes:

Back of the heel pain is most commonly caused by the Achilles tendon and back of the calcaneus damage.

The most common causes of back heel pain are:

  1. Fat pad atrophy can lead to calcaneus bone pain.
  2. Insertional Achilles tendinitis pain.
  3. Achilles tendinitis 2-6 cm above the heel bone.
  4. An Achilles tendon strain or rupture.
  5. Nerve impingement or entrapment in the heel.
  6. Achilles tendinosis.
  7. Back of the heel spur pain.
  8. Achilles tendon bursitis.
  9. Plantar fasciitis.

Achilles Tendonitis Symptoms:

  • Achilles tendonitis symptoms can be a pain in the morning when you first wake up.
  • Pain when trying to bend the foot up as the Achilles tendon inserts into the back of the heel.
  • Worsening inflammation and tenderness while standing and walking for long periods of time.
  • Improvement when wearing good shoes, good orthotics, and supportive sandals.
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