Achilles tendon pain refers to tenderness along the tissue of structure.
The condition can present as an acute or chronic condition. The pain can occur at the attachment point of the achilles tendon or in the mid-portion of the tendon (typically around 4cm above the heel).
What are the most common problems with achilles tendon pain
Achilles pain may prevent you from fully participating in your day to day activities; working, exercising or playing sport.
How do these problems arise?
Achilles tendon pain is typically an overuse injury. Too much too soon is the basic cause of overuse injuries, however other factors can also contribute to developing the condition.
How can they be treated?
There are a number of treatment options for resolving Achilles pain which are unique to the individual. Your treatment plan may include a variety of therapies, depending on the severity of the injury.
When should they be checked by a podiatrist?
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort at the back of your lower leg, then it is advised to seek professional advice from a Podiatrist. At Total Care Podiatry your assessment and treatment will also include strategies to help prevent the injury occurring again in the future.
How can Total Care Podiatry help you?
Total Care Podiatry will provide you with a proper diagnosis through thorough assessment, look at the underlying factors that lead to the injury and provide the most suitable pathway to getting you back on your feet and enjoying all your activities.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending upon your diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist.