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Achilles Tendonitis Forest Hill, Vermont, Burwood East & Blackburn

Problems with the Achilles tendon usually presents as a dull ache in the Achilles region (the back of the heel) typically about 5cm above the heel bone but may also occur as the tendon attaches onto the bone.

 

The pain may be due to achilles tendonitis which is inflammation of the tendon, or more commonly tendinosis, which is an accumulation of tiny tears (microtears) as a result of overuse of the tendon. Less commonly a significant tear or complete rupture of the Achilles tendon may occur that requires surgical repair.

Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis near Forest Hill
Causes of Achilles Tendon Pain

Achilles tendon problems are most often caused by overuse or repetitive movements that may happen during sports, work, or other activities.

Foot posture can increase the risk of injury when the foot over pronates (excessively roll inwards) increasing the amount of strain on the Achilles tendon.

 

Being out of shape and poorly conditioned, or not warming up before exercising may contribute to Achilles tendon problems.

 

Inappropriate shoes for particular activities with poor arch supports or rigid heels may also predispose to Achilles tendon injury.

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Treatment by Podiatrists for Achilles Tendon Pain

Your podiatrist may treat your Achilles Tendon pain using one or more of the following podiatry treatments:

 

Being out of shape and poorly conditioned, or not warming up before exercising may contribute to Achilles tendon problems.

 

Inappropriate shoes for particular activities with poor arch supports or rigid heels may also predispose to Achilles tendon injury.

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