Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis is a common condition which causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel. The Achilles Tendon connects your calf muscle to your heel bone and is used for running, jumping and walking. This tendon can become inflamed when it has been overused thus developing Achilles Tendonitis.

There are two types of Achilles Tendonitis:

  1. Non-insertional (affects the middle portion of the tendon and is more common in younger active people)
  2. Insertional (affects the lower portion of the tendon where it inserts into the heel

Common symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis include pain and stiffness in the Achilles tendon in the morning, pain in the back of the heel which worsens with activity, thickening of the tendon and swelling in the tendon.

Conservative management may include:

  • Heel raises
  • Stretches and conditioning
  • Custom made orthotics
  • Activity modification
  • Supportive footwear

To determine the most appropriate treatment for you, we recommend booking an initial consultation to discuss your concerns in more detail.