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What is Achilles Tendinopathy?

The Achilles Tendon is a strong, robust tendon that inserts into the back of your heel.  The Achilles plays a key role while doing activities like walking or running.  There are many different diagnoses that can affect the posterior heel, so understanding the specific diagnosis is important when establishing an appropriate treatment plan.

The most common cause of posterior heel pain is Achilles Tendon degeneration and overload.  The Achilles Tendon can be diagnosed as either mid-section Achilles tendinopathy or insertional Achilles tendinopathy.   The Achilles Tendon originates from the calf muscles, behind the knee and inserts into the heel bone.  The Achilles allows movement of the foot, ankle, and knee during walking and running. 

Our Podiatry group specialists will examine your heel, guide you through everything at the initial consultation and decide on an appropriate plan that may include :

  • Loading program

  • Stretching and muscle rebalancing

  • Massage and graston tool release

  • Full assessment to identify weak muscles

  • Shockwave Therapy

  • Orthotics(medical insoles)

  • Online recovery package

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

The different treatment options will be discussed and a treatment plan will be outlined to you. We strive to educate the patient and provide them with the tools to stay injury-free. 


If you would like to book an appointment please click the link or call us on 01748883069

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