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  Achilles Tendonitis

  

  

Achilles Tendonitis – This causes inflammation and degeneration of the Achilles tendon – usually affecting athletes. Pain can be a shooting, burning or aching sensation.

  

 

  

Causes:

The most common cause of Achilles Tendonitis is hyper Pronation, which adds stress and exerts torsion on the tendon.

Some footwear can aggravate Achilles Tendonitis. Shoes that do not have adequate flexibility in the sole and have excessive heel cushioning will worsen the problem.

  

  

Treatment:

• Correction of abnormal biomechanics. Orthotics are designed to allow the foot to function around it’s normal position, allowing the Achilles to recover and prevent recurrence of the injury 

• Calf stretching exercises

• Anti-inflamatories if it is a chronic condition

• Physiotherapy if required

• Heel lifts to reduce strain on the calves and Achilles tendon

• Massage therapy to help reduce tightness in the calves.

  

  

                                        

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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