What Causes Achilles Tendonitis?

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  • Too much activity too soon
  • Improper footwear for the activity or for your foot type
  • Poor foot mechanics(usually over- pronation or “rolling in”)
  • Not resting for sufficient periods between activities
  • Poor training surface
  • Doing a lot of uphill running
  • Congenital tightness of the calf muscles
  • Shortening of the calf muscles due to prolonged wearing of high heel shoes
  • Uneven leg lengths (can lead to over-pronation of the long leg)
  • Trauma