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  • Increase in activities 
  • Changing shoes (this can be seasonal) 
  • Changing activities i.e. new workout routine 
  • Insufficient stretching before physical activity or workouts 
  • Flat Feet or Hyperpronated feet (Fallen arches) 
  • Ligamentous laxity in the midfoot or rearfoot 
  • Equinus - (retraction or shortening of the Achilles tendon, can be genetic)  
  • Rigid calf muscles (Gastrocnemius or Soleus) 
  • Genetic Factors 
  • Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the strong tendon in the back of the leg joining the calf muscle and the back of the heel bone. It is one of the longest tendons in our body and because it is one of the most active it is very susceptible to chronic injury. Common symptoms are pain and stiffness at the back of the heel and the Achilles tendon can be sore to the touch. There can be swelling that can make walking difficult and painful.

At our clinic we offer all modes of treatments for heel pain from conservative to minimally invasive surgery. Most cases can be resolved in a conservative manner. Timely intervention and treatment prevents heel pain problems from becoming chronic. 25 years of experience ensures you will receive the appropriate treatment plan.Wait times for appointments at our clinics are relatively low. We are always happy to welcome new patients into our family foot care practice.

Often the problem is caused by excessive pronation (when the arch flattens when the patient is standing). In many cases a biomechanical exam and a pair of orthopaedic insoles (custom orthotics) are a simple solution. Other treatments can include prescription medication, ankle supports, night splints, physical therapy, and more. If appropriate treatment is delayed the problem can become chronic and could eventually require long term immobilization or even surgery. Make an appointment with your Podiatrist as soon as possible to discover the best and most rapid solution for your situation.

Achilles Tendon Pain - Achilles Tendinitis

  • Rest - decrease or even stop the activities that make the pain worse 
  • Ice – Apply ice for 10 minutes every hour when you have the chance 
  • Anti-inflammatory medication – i.e. Ibuprofen, do not take for more than 2 weeks 
  • Night splints provide stretching of the Achilles tendon while sleeping 
  • Orthotics – are very effective in reducing the movements and strain which cause chronic pain 
  • Shoes – that are softer at the back of the heel 
  • Heel lifts – provide shock absorption and take the strain off the tendon 
  • Elastic Ankle supports – provides compression and reduces movement and swelling 
  • Immobilization - Walking boots worn for 2-4 weeks often help 
  • Physical therapy – can help reduce the inflammation and pain 
  • Surgery – should be considered to relieve Achilles tendinitis only if the pain does not improve after 6 months of nonsurgical treatment

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury caused by excessive pulling of the tendon. The Achilles tendon is responsible for the movement of the foot and ankle in running, walking, and all other sports. Achilles tendinitis is very common in athletes, especially basketball and tennis players. The pain is situated at the back of the foot and ankle and can be chronic. If proper shoes, rest and icing the area does not resolve the problem it may be time to consult a specialist such as a Podiatrist to remedy the situation. Early treatment for Achilles tendon pain provides the best chance for a full and complete recovery in the quickest time possible.

Causes Of Achilles Tendon Pain

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment