Achilles Tendonitis

What is it?
Inflammation of the achilles tendon where it attaches the calf muscles on the calcaneus.
 






Causes:
Overpronation/Supination, improper training techniques, changes in running surfaces

Symptoms:
Pain and tenderness at the attachment site at the heel.  Pre-activity pain and morning stiffness with a decrease in symptoms as the tendon warms up.  May develop into a heel spur if chronic.

Solutions:
  • If caused by overpronation, consider a stability shoe and insert
  • 1 – 2 week heel lift
  • Calf stretches
  • Icing
  • Massage of tendon
  • Educate on proper training techniques
Products:
  • Foam Roller
  • KT Tape
  • Runner's Remedy
  • Compression socks and sleeves
  • MucsleTrac, TheraWheel

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