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Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is a prevalent condition that is often seen in the clinic.

There are two locations for experiencing achilles tendinopathy: insertional, and non-insertional.


One of the key symptoms of Achilles tendinopathy is pain in the achilles tendon, typically experienced at the back of the ankle. Sufferers may notice discomfort during physical activities, especially when pushing off with the foot. Stiffness, especially in the morning, and swelling in the affected area are also common symptoms.


Achilles tendinopathy can result from a combination of factors. Overuse, improper footwear, sudden changes in activity level, and biomechanical issues are among the contributors. Understanding and addressing these factors is crucial in tailoring effective interventions.

For immediate relief, I may use massage, taping, temporary footwear accommodations, dry needling and activity modification. 

To address the root causes, I prescribe specific exercises to strengthen the Achilles tendon and surrounding muscles. Footwear assessments and recommendations play a crucial role, and in some cases, orthotics may be advised to alter foot mechanics. 


If you're experiencing achilles tendon pain or seeking preventative measures, feel free to reach out, and I can tailor a management plan to suit your individual needs. 

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