Achilles Tendonopathy

What is Achilles Tendonitis?

A condition that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness of the Achilles tendon which joins your heel bone to your calf muscles. It caused by repeated tiny injuries causing microscopic tears to the Achilles tendon. Achilles Tendinopathy is the swelling and pain of your Achilles tendon.  

Achilles TendonitisCauses

The most common causes of Achilles Tendonitis include but are not limited to:

  • Foot positioning in regular footwear
  • Certain antibiotics
  • Inflexible calf muscles
  • An accelerated increase in training quantity or intensity among athletes
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Age
  • Weight

Achilles and Heel PainSymptoms

The most common symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis include but are not limited to:

  • Pain
  • Achilles tendon swelling
  • Severe pain along the tendon, especially during and after exercise
  • Stiffness of the tendon
  • Bone spurs

Achilles TendonTreatments

Treatments for Achilles Tendonitis include but are not limited to:

  • Orthotics
  • Stretching  & strengthening exercises
  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Physical Therapy

If you think you are suffering from Achilles Tendonopathy then give us a call on 01386576128 or get in touch via our contact page to arrange an assessment to see how we can help you.

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