Experiencing Achillies Tendon Pain? Sole Podiatry can help!
Achilles Tendinopathy is an injury or degeneration and/or inflammation of your Achilles tendon, which sits at the back of the heel and attaches into the calf muscle. The Achilles tendon is vital in activities like walking, running and jumping. If this tendon is put under increased stress or is overused, this can lead to an injury. This is a very common injury in sports such as football, basketball and running. However, this injury is also seen in the non-sporting population.
It usually presents as pain, tightness or swelling in the back of the heel when weightbearing. This may occur when getting up after long periods of sitting, when getting up in the morning, after long periods of weightbearing or for some people, pain may occur at all times.