Achilles Tendonitis

Essex Achilles Tendonitis Management & Injury Recovery

Your Essex based Physiotherapists

Achilles tendonitis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It often occurs due to overuse or repetitive stress on the tendon and can significantly impact mobility and daily activities. Physiotherapy offers effective treatments for Achilles tendonitis, focusing on reducing pain, promoting healing, and restoring optimal function.

Understanding Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis typically develops due to repetitive strain or overuse of the Achilles tendon. Some common causes and risk factors include:

  • Overtraining or Sudden Increase in Physical Activity: Engaging in activities that involve repetitive jumping, running, or excessive stress on the Achilles tendon can lead to tendonitis.
  • Improper Footwear: Wearing shoes that do not provide proper support or cushioning can contribute to the development of Achilles tendonitis.
  • Poor Biomechanics: Abnormal foot mechanics, such as flat feet or high arches, can increase stress on the Achilles tendon.
  • Age and Gender: Achilles tendonitis is more prevalent in individuals aged 30 to 50 years, and men are at higher risk compared to women.

The primary symptom of Achilles tendonitis is pain and tenderness in the back of the heel or along the length of the tendon. The pain may worsen with physical activity or after prolonged periods of inactivity. Other symptoms may include swelling, stiffness, and difficulty walking or participating in sports.

Assessment & Diagnosis

When seeking physiotherapy treatment for achilles tendonitis, a thorough assessment and diagnosis are essential. Our qualified physiotherapist will evaluate the individual's medical history and perform physical examinations. This comprehensive approach helps identify the underlying causes and determine the most suitable treatment options.

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  • 3 Receive the necessary treatment required and get back to the things you love.