Could You Have Achilles Tendinitis? 

Are you experiencing:

Pain at the back of the heel when walking/running?

Sharp Pain at the back of the heel?

Dull Ache under the foot throughout the day?

More then likely we are dealing with Achilles Tendinitis

We Treat Achilles Tendinitis!

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

Pain at the back of the heel when walking/running

Experiencing Sharp Pain at the Achilles

Dull Ache throughout the Day

What Is Achilles Tendinitis?

Achilles Tendinitis can be defined as pain at the back of the heel of the foot due to tiny tears in the Achilles tendon. Tears in the tendon are caused by overuse activities such as constant walking, running and jumping.

Tears can also be contributed to dysfuctional biomechanics of the foot, tightness of calf and soleus muscles and over pronation leading to thickening of the Achilles.

This is where the problem lies: when a harsh repetitive force is applied on the Achilles for example walking everyday on a hard flat concrete ground with unsupportive footwear, micro-trauma and tearing will occur, causing pain, thickening and fibrosis to the tendon.

What Causes Achilles Tendinitis?

The main cause of Achilles tendinitis is the tractional pull and stress at the back of the heel.

There are a few factors as to why the Achilles is sore:

  • Repetitive activities
  • Long periods of standing
  • Genetic predisposition (Flat feet)
  • Improper foot mechanics
  • Weight gain
  • Age
  • Unsupportive footwear
  • Walking barefoot on hard surfaces

How We Can Help

Manuel Therapy: We help to release the tight calf, soleus and tendon through deep tissue massage, mobilisation and foot adjustments, dry needling, shockwave therapy which can help the issue.

Education: We provide you with the education to understand the exact “why” your experinecing Achilles tendinitis and how you can self help the situation with core stretches + strengthening techniques, footwear recommendations and self release techniques to aid the healing process.

Orthotic Therapy: An orthotic device can be a really helpful tool to help re-correct the foot’s alignment and create an arch supporting the foot’s dysfunctional biomechanics. This can help reduce the tractional pull that occurs at the attachment of the Achilles decreasing the inflammatory processes and pain.