Achilles Tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It may be caused by multiple factors such as: overuse, trauma or strain (e.g. playing tennis), recreational sports (person unaccustomed to particular exercise) or excessive tightness of calf muscles. The person will experience pain in the area above the heel. The pain is usually present with activities such as walking, running or jumping. Physiotherapy can help reduce the inflammation and pain by use of therapeutic modalities and taping techniques. Addressing mobility, flexibility, strength and muscular control by prescribing proper exercises as well as education about proper footwear will be fundamental components of physiotherapy treatment.