Achilles Tendonitis Symptoms and Treatment

Achilles Tendonitis

  • Achilles Tendon: Connects the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone
      • Largest tendon in the body
  • Achilles Tendonitis: inflammation of the Achilles Tendon and microtears in the tissue around the tendon
  • Occurs most often in men over 30 

Causes of Achilles Tendonitis

  • Overuse: Running uphill, repeated movements in sports, stop and go movements
  • Damaged Achilles Tendons
  • Overpronation: reduces blood supply to the area

Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis

  • Pain along the back of the leg near the heel which worsens with activity
  • Ankle Swelling: Lowers one’s Range of Movement (ROM)
  • Mild/Severe Ankle Pain when walking or running
  • Tight Calf Muscles

Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis

1) Calf Stretching

Calf Stretching Tips for Achilles Tendonitis

  • Stand straight and put the ball of your left foot against the wall
  • Lean forward toward the wall and you should feel a stretch in your calf muscle

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2) Reduce high impact exercising (uphill running) and try swimming or cycling

 

3) Custom Foot Orthotics

  • Cushion your feet
  • Take strain off the Achilles Tendon
  • Combats Overpronation

 

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