Achilles tendon thickening

Last revised by Dr Subhan Iqbal on 01 Jul 2021

Achilles tendon thickening can occur for a number of reasons.

The Achilles tendon has an average AP diameter of 6 mm 1. Thickening of the tendon is when it exceeds 8 mm in AP diameter and can result from:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: thickened tendon - Achilles tendinosis
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