WHAT IS IT?
A common overuse injury, tendinitis occurs from repetitive overloading of the calf muscles, gastrocnemius and soleus, which are connected to the calcaneus (heel bone) by the Achilles tendon. The tendon becomes swollen, painful, and tender to the touch.
Pain may present in one of two areas: (1) near the junction of the tendon and the calf muscles, or (2) in the middle of the Achilles tendon.
Strengthening the calf muscles through calf raises is critical for injury resolution. Stretching the calf muscles will also help re-orientate scar tissue that may have built up within the tendon.
Check out the Calf Raise Protocol video
Health content provided by Dr. Reed Ferber and the Running Injury Clinic