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Achilles Tendonitis

What is it?

Achilles TendonitisAchilles tendonitis is pain and inflammation over the Achilles tendon. It is commonly seen in running and jumping sports.


  • Excessive pronation (rolling in) of the feet leading to an increase in the load applied to the gastrocnemius-soleus complex (the two muscles that combine to form the Achilles tendon) required to push off when walking/running.
  • Calves weakness
  • Poor muscle flexibility
  • Poor or worn out footwear.
  • Excessive running
  • Over-training or unaccustomed use – “too much too soon”
  • Sudden change in training surface – e.g. grass to bitumen


  • Pain behind the heel in an area 2-6cm above where the tendon attaches to the heel.
  • Achilles tendons will often have a painful and prominent lump within the tendon.
  • Patients with Achilles tendonitis usually experience the most significant pain after periods of inactivity
  • Patients will also experience pain while participating in activities, such as when running or jumping


  • Rest, ice, and reduced training
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Biomechanical correction and prescription of foot orthoses to reduce excessive pronation.
  • Shockwave
  • Good supportive footwear

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For further information on this condition or any other foot problem, please contact our friendly staff of Podiatrists at Peel Podiatry Clinic