Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis
What is it?
Inflammation of the attachment of the calf muscles on the calcaneus.
 
Causes:
Overpronation, 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 or motion control shoe/insert
  • 1 – 2 week heel lift
  • Calf stretches to improve flexibility and mobility
  • Icing
  • Massage of the tendon
  • Education about proper training techniques
Recommended Products:
  • Trigger Point rollers and kits
  • Prostretch
  • Support Braces
  • Addaday massage tools
  • Hydration, Nutrition 
  • Superfeet Insoles