Achilles tendinosis: treatment options

Clin Orthop Surg. 2015 Mar;7(1):1-7. doi: 10.4055/cios.2015.7.1.1. Epub 2015 Feb 10.


Athletes usually complain of an ongoing or chronic pain over the Achilles tendon, but recently even non-athletes are experiencing the same kind of pain which affects their daily activities. Achilles tendinosis refers to a degenerative process of the tendon without histologic or clinical signs of intratendinous inflammation. Treatment is based on whether to stimulate or prevent neovascularization. Thus, until now, there is no consensus as to the best treatment for this condition. This paper aims to review the common ways of treating this condition from the conservative to the surgical options.

Keywords: Achilles tendon; Pain management; Surgical procedures; Tendinopathy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon*
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Tendinopathy / etiology
  • Tendinopathy / therapy*