Talk:Achilles tendinitis

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It seems quite odd to me that both heel pads and low heels could be thought beneficial for this condition, since one increases and one decreases pressure on the tendon.

Walter Horn (talk) 16:25, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

I suspect that the benefits account for different aspects.

Heel pads reduce the stretching of the achilles, which might be a necessary step in ensuring that you don't immediately end up with achilles rupture. To make sure you don't reinjure the achilles, or rupture it at a later date, you need to make sure that the achilles is long enough to withstand whatever it needs to, i.e., it needs stretched, which means that flat heels are needed. Yeatesi (talk) 08:15, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Spelling of word

I corrected several misspellings of this condition, which is NOT 'tendonitis', but 'tendinitis'. This is something to do with the Latin root of the word. John Cossham, York, UK 23:36, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

[Removed blatant marketing in a talk page] Pingu7931 (talk) 13:05, 22 May 2014 (UTC)


This article needs the footnotes to be cleaned up with ref tags for an automatic reflist. (talk) 19:02, 12 February 2012 (UTC)


Per WP:MEDRS we should use either review article or major textbooks not primary research papers. Pubmed has a tab that will limit your search to review articles. --Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:41, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Suggesting a link to the dmoz page for tendinitis[edit]

I suggest that we add an external link to the dmoz page for tendinitis:

The Wikipedia guideline for external links to be considered says: “A well-chosen link to a directory of websites or organizations. Long lists of links are not acceptable. A directory link may be a permanent link or a temporary measure put in place while external links are being discussed on the article's talk page. Many options are available; the Open Directory Project is often a neutral candidate, and may be added using the tendinitis Achilles tendinitis at Curlie (based on DMOZ) template.”

I am suggesting it here on the talk page rather than adding it myself because I have a potential Wikipedia conflict of interest: I am an author of one of the sites listed on the dmoz tendonitis page (

ChessFish (talk) 01:07, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Signs and Symptoms[edit]

Can someone please specifies the signs and symptoms of this diagnosis? Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:59, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Proposed merge[edit]

Have proposed a merge as the content in talusitis appears to relate primarily to Achilles tendinitis, rather than an unspecified enthesesopathy, as it is tagged with. LT90001 (talk) 03:25, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

In the absence of objections I've completed this merge. It appears most of the merged content related to non-specific tendinitis, duplicated information here, or was unsourced. Have merged what I can. LT910001 (talk) 08:25, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Pharmacological treatment[edit]

Reviewed here: Br Med Bull doi:10.1093/bmb/ldu040 JFW | T@lk 16:45, 5 March 2015 (UTC)