Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinosis / Enthesopathy

Gold Coast Achilles Pain / Injury Treatment

Achilles Pain / Injury Treatment

Achilles tendonitis painful condition affecting either the insertion, or mid-portion of the Achilles tendon.

Achilles Tendonitis usually occurs due to a sudden increase in exercise. Achilles Tendonitis is is very common in people who over pronate/have flat feet. It is usually caused by the calf muscle being overworked. Achilles Tendonitis is best solved with a gradually increase into exercise, custom orthotics and supportive footwear. Book at our clinic on the Gold Coast now to see how you can get back to pain free exercise.

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The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body

What Is Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinosis / Enthesopathy

A painful condition affecting either the insertion, or mid-portion of the Achilles tendon.

It is caused by continual, repetitive stress, which leads to micro trauma of the tendon. This results in degeneration, inflammation, and sometimes rupture. It is important to treat this condition in the early stages (acute) as late stages (chronic) can lead to permanent damage and/or rupture.

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Risk Factors 

  • Rolling in of the feet (Pronation)/ Rolling out of the feet (supination)
  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Excessive training or large increase in training
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Age

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain at the back of heel or along the tendon
  • Pain worse in the morning, at the start of exercise and after activity
  • Sometimes swelling of the area
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Preventing Achilles Tendonitis

  • Prescription ORTHOTICS
  • Gradual increases in training
  • Warm up, cool down
  • Stretches
  • Appropriate footwear