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Achilles Tendon Pain

Achilles Tendon Pain


Achilles tendinitis is an injury resulting from the overuse of the Achilles tendon, which is the band of tissue connecting the calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to it's insertion point at the heel bone.

Achilles tendonitis is caused by an inflammation of the Achilles tendon at its insertion into the heel bone. The inflammation occurs when excess stress is applied to the insertion, which can be from exercise or in many cases falling arches. Achilles tendon pain becomes more prevalent later in life, and particularly in people with fallen arches. In cases where fallen arches are contributing to the occurrence of Achilles tendon pain resulting from tendinitis, hard orthotics will help. Hard orthotics helps by raising the heel and soft muscle, stimulating orthotics work by improving the arches.

Achilles tendinitis is a common complaint among runners, especially those who have increased the intensity of their runs suddenly, or extended the duration of runs. Achilles tendon pain is also a common occurrence with middle-aged men and women who are active, but are playing sports such as tennis, soccer, basketball, etc., but only on weekends.

The vast majority of cases of Achilles tendinitis are able to be treated by employing relatively simple, at-home care and treatment. However, that care should be prescribed by and be under the supervision of a doctor or licensed physiotherapist. Home care is usually focused on preventing recurring episodes while the existing injury mends. Serious cases of Achilles tendinitis can lead to tendon tears, called ruptures, that can require surgical repair.

Achilles Tendon Pain Solutions


Fitting of special custom orthotics that stimulate foot muscles to recreate an arch and correct the imbalance.

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