Achilles Tendonitis is often the subtle precursor to an Achilles Rupture or Tear. The tendon which connects the calf muscle to the heel has become inflamed and irritated when you begin suffering symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis. Symptoms may be aching in your calf or your heel when walking. Everyone is susceptible to Achilles Tendonitis, athlete or not. However a sudden increase in your level of exercise seems to be one of the leading causes of Achilles Tendonitis. There are many non-surgical options available to treat Achilles Tendonitis, and wherever possible Dr. Nadel will recommend those treatments. However, in some cases, where the tendons need to be surgically repaired or even replaced, the surgery can be done as an outpatient surgery.