What is the medical term for it?
Achilles heel pain, Achilles tendon pain, pain at the back of the foot is called Achilles Tendinosis (Achilles Tendinitis). Achilles (the tendon name) itis (medical term for inflammation. It can also be referred to as; Achilles Tendinopathy, partial rupture, paratenonitis, tenosynovitis, peritendinitis and achillodynia
What is Achilles pain?
Achilles Pain is inflammation, irritation and swelling of the Achilles tendon at the attachment to the calcaneus. There are two types;
Non-Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy
This is caused predominately by excessive pronation (Rolling in of the foot).
Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy
This is caused predominately by supination (Rolling out of the foot).
As shearing and tractional forces are placed on the Achilles tendon, inflammation can occur at the attachment to the calcaneus (heel bone).
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If the foundation is not correct (foot) and in the best position, then the walls (legs) and roof (hips / lower back) are out of alignment.
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What are the symptoms?
Inflammation, pain and swelling of the Achilles tendon at the attachment to the calcaneus or along the tendon
What can barefeet podiatry do to treat this?
to control pronation or supination when the foot makes contact with the ground. This stops the tendon from being overstretched and therefore allowing it to function in its optimal position, heal and preventing more overuse.ignment.
Temporary Heel Lifts
These should be removed after 2 weeks of wear
Achilles and Calf Muscle Stretches
(gastrocnemius & soleus)
Changes in footwear
Changes in gym routine
Changes in the way your foot hits the ground
Aligning your body in its optimal position instead of overusing the area
Re-training of how you walk up stairs
What should I do next?
Book an initial biomechanical appointment online
The longer treatment is delayed, the longer it will take to heal
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Downloadable Information On Achilles Tendinopathy
Information on “achilles Tendinopathy”