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Heel Pain – Achilles Tendonitis

Heel Pain – Achilles Tendonitis
February 1st, 2016 / Achilles Tendonitis

What is Achilles Tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis causes pain in the back of the heel with associated swelling and redness. Discomfort usually occurs during or after activity and can be sparked by the sufferer pushing their feet to work harder than they’re able to, for example doing a fun run without training first. Treatment is focused on assisting the Achilles Tendon to heal as quickly as possible, and preventing future recurrences. A biomechanical examination is important to identify any areas of the foot’s structure which may be exacerbating the tendonitis, and which need to be corrected with orthoses. It’s also vital to wear supportive shoes that prevent the Achilles Tendon from being irritated unnecessarily. In some cases, mobilisation and dry needling may be indicated to assist with healing.


To make an appointment to have your Achilles Tendonitis assessed, you can call our receptionist Sue on 08 9341 5166.

We look forward to seeing you at our practice soon.

Stephen, Sara and Sue

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