Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury/inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone.
Achilles tendonitis most commonly occurs in athletes who have suddenly increased the intensity or duration of their runs. It’s also common in middle-aged people who play sports.
Achilles tendonitis can be treated surgically or conservatively depending on the intensity of the injury.
A sprained ankle is where one or more of the ligaments of the ankle is torn or partially torn. Sprained ankles can occur even during normal daily activities. Returning to activity before the ligaments have fully healed may cause them to heal in a stretched position, resulting in less stability at the ankle joint. If not properly treated, ankle sprains can develop into long-term problems.
Achilles Tendon Ruptures
Achilles tendon rupture is an injury that affects the back of your lower leg. It mainly occurs in people playing recreational sports, but it can happen to anyone.
The Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord that connects the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone. If you overstretch your Achilles tendon, it can tear (rupture) completely or just partially.
If your Achilles tendon ruptures, you might hear a pop, followed by an immediate sharp pain in the back of your ankle and lower leg that is likely to affect your ability to walk properly. Surgery is often performed to repair the rupture. For many people, however, nonsurgical treatment works just as well.