Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Heel Tendonitis Underlying Cause

Causes of Achilles tendinitis includes:

  • Climbing
  • Foot deformities
  • Improper shoes
  • Improper stretching
  • Jumping
  • Lifting
  • Poor conditioning
  • Running on hard surfaces
  • Sports
  • Occupation that requires strenuous activity
  • Drug side effect:

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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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