Those with Achilles tendon injuries often feel stiffness around the tendon, as well as a surrounding ache. In common with the actual pain, this stiffness is likely to be worse when this injured person wakes up in the morning. Quite often the stiffness builds up gradually, and it goes away as the tendon warms up when they start walking. If they are unable to walk this is a sign that they have incurred a more serious tendon rupture.
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