(HealthDay News) -- Tears, degeneration and inflammation may all contribute to Achilles tendinitis, leading to heel and ankle pain.
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Here are common symptoms of the condition, courtesy of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society:
- A painful, burning sensation in the tendon at the back of the ankle and top of the heel.
- Pain that is worse first thing in the morning, and often improves when you're moving.
- Warmth, swelling, tenderness and soreness in and around the Achilles tendon.
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