Have a feel around the back of your heel. That thick, cord-like structure that extends up to your calves? That’s your Achilles tendon, and it plays a crucial role in helping you walk, run and move. There are three main variations of similar terminology that health professionals use to describe an injured Achilles tendon:
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Achilles tendonitis
- Achilles tendinosis
Don’t worry – this just tells us what stage of injury you’re at and whether any inflammation or degeneration of the tendon is present. For simplicity, today we’ll just call this Achilles Injury.