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Achilles Tendonitis

What Is Achilles Tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury of the fibrous tissue that joins the calf muscle to the back of the foot.

Achilles Tendonitis can result in intense pain particularly after activity; and modified gait patterns.

Causes of Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon can become overused from poor biomechanics or foot function, poor footwear, previous trauma, too much or sudden increase in activity.

People who are more prone to Achilles tendinitis are:


  • Athletes – particularly runners or sports people who perform alot of jumping such as basketball and AFL players, gymnasts and athletes.
  • Overpronators
  • Underpronators
  • People who wear or have worn high heels
  • Overweight or Obese people
  • People who have suddenly increased their activity levels
  • Diabetics and those with arthritis are at a greater risk of developing Achilles tendinitis

Treatment of Achilles Tendonitis?

Erica Dash Podiatry will use a detailed Biomechanical Assessment to identify any contributing factors before they cause chronic issues. Effective treatment may include:

  • supportive cushioning and a heel raise in your shoes
  • Same day customised orthotics
  • exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons in the feet and legs
  • Dry needling and the use of acupuncture points to lengthen shortened muscles.
  • The application of a T.E.N.S. machine to stimulate injured muscle fibres
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Laser treatment
  • Mobilisation using muscle energy to hold your joint in position

It is important to treat a soft tissue injury promptly, otherwise the inflammation and irritation may develop into a chronic condition.

Treatment of Achilles Tendonitis

Foot Mobilisation

Foot Mobilisation Technique is a gentle, hands-on, manual therapy used to improve foot function without the need of orthotics or changes in footwear.

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If you experience foot, knee or leg pain in your daily activities then a professionally fitted custom orthotic could be the answer to your foot problems.

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Dry Needling

Dry needle therapy can be very effective in treating a range of conditions including chronic muscle pain, neuromuscular problems, and sports injuries.

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