The Achilles tendon connects the calf to the heel bone. Sometimes this tendon is injured, which can cause stiffness and heel pain, tenderness, or swelling. If you suspect that you may have injured your Achilles tendon, it could be due to a sports injury or strain. This particular injury can be very painful, so you may need to see a specialist as soon as possible. If you think that you may have Achilles tendinitis, call our experienced Durango or Loveland, CO, podiatrist so that we can get you back to living a pain-free life.