Don’t ignore achilles tendon pain
The achilles tendon is a thick bundle of collagen that runs from the strong muscles of the calves down to the ankle bone.
The achilles tendon is long and thick and is made to work incredibly hard. Unfortunately it has relatively poor blood supply and is therefore hard to keep supple. It can take a long time to repair if damaged.
If you start to feel pain or discomfort in this area it is a signal that you simply mustn’t ignore.
Achilles tendonitis, and other damage to the achilles, can signal the start a long lay off from training, and could significantly hamper performance in the future if not managed properly.
Here we give a quick overview of how to look after the achilles, and suggest how to treat it should it get damaged.