Heel pain is usually caused by damage to the tissues near the Achilles tendon, which runs from the calf muscle to the heel.
Heel pain is usually caused by damage to the tissues near the Achilles tendon, which runs from the bottom of the calf muscles to the upper part of the heel bone. There are several conditions that can affect the Achilles tendon and cause discomfort.
Symptoms and causes
Groin pain can be caused by damage to tissues in the groin area. This is called a sports hernia or 'inguinal disruption'.
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Buttock pain can be caused by inflammation of the hamstring tendons where they join the bone you sit on - the injury is called 'hamstring origin problem'.
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