Pain and injury to the Achilles tendon are usually caused by tendinitis, which is triggered by overuse, an increase in physical activity, high heels, flat feet or overly tight muscles, according to WebMD. Sudden movement... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Treatment options for Achilles tendon injuries include rest, ice, compression, elevation and anti-inflammatory pain medications, as listed by WebMD. Patients can also use a heel lift shoe insert or complete strengthening... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

The recovery time for Achilles tendon surgery is six months, according to WebMD. Expect to wear a cast for the first six to 12 weeks of recovering from surgery. Most surgeries do not take place until the swelling comes d... More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

Achilles tendinitis is an injury of the Achilles tendon, which is a band of connective tissue that joins the calf muscles on the lower leg to the heel bone, according to Mayo Clinic. Intense strain and overuse of the ten... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Resting the Achilles heel after the first sign of pain or inflammation, while gently and regularly stretching the muscles out, is the best chance of an Achilles tendon healing and avoiding becoming a chronic problem, not... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The best ways to treat an Achilles tendon injury include ice packs, an elastic bandage wrap, taking ibuprofen, resting and doing some stretching exercises, according to WebMD. Most often the above treatments take care of... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

Shin splints are caused by overuse of the muscles of the lower leg, repetitive impact with flat feet, stress fractures in the shin bones or weakness in stabilizer muscles supporting lower-leg muscles, according to WebMD.... More » Health Conditions & Diseases