What is Achilles tendon pain?

The Achilles tendon is the combined tendon of the two calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus.

Despite being the strongest tendon in the body, it can sometimes be overloaded, which causes discomfort and even pain.

There are three main conditions associated with achilles pain:

  • Insertional Achilles tendon pain
  • Achilles tendon overload (tendinopathy)
  • Achilles Inflammation

For more information about Achilles tendon pain and how to deal with it, download our patient information leaflet.