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What is an abnormally painful heel area during a light workout a sign of?

Asked 2 years ago

Hi, I had a light workout today doing simple stretches, and my Achilles tendon is screaming at me. Could it be a sign of Achilles Tendonitis, or did I pull the muscle? There wasn't any popping noise, so I don't think I tore the tendon.

Aarav Rojas

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Any number of reasons could cause heel pain after stretching. Chief among these possible causes is Achilles tendonitis. It could occur because of improper technique during a workout or even inappropriate shoes. With rest, it should improve. However, if the pain persists, it is best to consult your healthcare provider.

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