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Achilles tendinitis is swelling and irritation of your Achilles tendon. A tendon is a cord of tough tissue that connects muscles to bones. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel. It may be painful to exercise forever if your tendinitis is not treated. It may take weeks to years to fully recover from tendinitis. Ask your caregiver for the handout about Achilles tendinitis to learn about other ways to treat your injury.
Caregivers may tell you to remain pain-free as you use your foot and leg more. If your injury does not improve, call your caregiver.
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