If you don’t know where your Achilles tendon is, then count yourself lucky as if you have had a problem with it you would know ALL about it. I find Achilles tendonopathies to be quite common place, but rarely is it the original reason people come to see me. They come with other issues and in discussing their case history it will come up that they have this long standing niggling Achilles problem. In some cases they ‘just get on with it’ in other cases they have given up the sports that make it worse e.g. squash or running. I wonder why people are so keen to give up on this condition? Or is it that they have tried many different treatments with limited result? This got me curious.