Achilles Tendon Condition

Our Musculoskeletal Podiatrists use a combination of approaches to resolve achilles tendon pain that will stop you dreading that walk down the stairs in the morning and will build up your strength and power to get you back to optimal performance both at work and in your sports activities.

The achilles tendon connects the heel bone to the calf muscles and is a common site of sports injury especially in athletes who engage in running and jumping activities.

Achilles tendon injury is often described as insertional (the point where the achilles connect to the heel) or mid body, where there is usually a visible lump along the tendon which is painful when squeezed.

Historically, achilles injuries were referred to as achilles tendonitis, however in most cases symptoms persist for several months, sometimes years and are characterised by a dull ache and stiffness in the ankle after periods of rest that eases a little with activity. The term Achilles Tendinopathy is now more widely adopted as it more accurately describes the condition as being more degenerative in nature.

Our Podiatrists are experts at diagnosing Achilles tendon problems and will take a thorough injury history and conduct a Musculoskeletal Assessment with Video Gait Analysis to determine all possible environmental and biomechanical factors that may be contributing.

Effective treatments that we offer to resolve achilles tendon problems include:

Treatments & Solutions

Our team of HCPC registered Podiatrists provide advanced treatments for a wide range of foot & ankle conditions.

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Welcome to Active Step Foot & Ankle clinic

Following updated advice from our professional body, The College of Podiatry and Public Health England we are delighted to announce that we can treat an expanded range of patients from Tuesday the 2nd of June 2020.

The health and wellbeing of our patients is our number 1 priority. Therefore, we have introduced a wide range of measures to make our clinic as COVID-19 secure as possible.

Please call us on 01489 881204 to speak to our Patient Care Team or book online.

Emily & Team