The causes of Achilles tendinitis can vary, but most are related to physical activity. Many people who suffer from Achilles tendinitis experience it due to overuse, not properly stretching or warming up before physical activity, or increasing the intensity on their workout regimen too quickly.To avoid injury, it’s a good idea to gradually build up to a more intense level of exercise. Check-out your shoes as well. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon can stem from your shoe choices. Wearing high heels or shoes that are not meant for your favorite activity can impact this tendon. The biomechanics of the feet—especially flatfeet—can also contribute to this condition. To avoid this problem, change your shoes or consider investing in a custom-made orthotic.If you are suffering from Achilles tendinitis, call Dr. Mitchell Wachtel today at (888) 616-2512 to schedule an appointment in one of three conveniently located Massachusetts offices.