Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the fibrous tissue that attaches the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone, causing pain and swelling. The causes of Achilles tendonitis include overuse of the tendon, overly tight calf muscles, misalignment and improper footwear.
Footwear that rises to the ankle or higher; can be casual or dressy, practical or fashionable. Boots that are designed for protection from the elements may be made of a single, closely-stitched piece of leather, rubber, or other material to prevent the entry of water, mud or dirt. Other types of boots are sturdy in nature, intended for protection in wilderness or industrial settings. Fashionable boots for men and women may have all the variations seen in other shoe styles, including high heels, platforms, and lacings.