Medical (Symptom) Definition: "Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the achilles tendon."
|Achilles tendon =
||a strong tendon at the back of the heel that connects the posterior calf muscles
(gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone.
Itis = inflammation (pain)
Physiological (Cause) Definition:
Achilles tendonitis is a repetitive strain injury involving lower leg muscles and tendons and their point of
attachment to bones. It is typically characterized by tight gastrocnemius and soleus (posterior) muscles/tendons and
typically weak tibialis anterior and extensor hallucis and digitorum longus (anterior) muscles/tendons.
Foot Trainer Exercises address the cause by relaxing tight posterior lower leg muscles and strengthening weak
anterior lower leg muscles.