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Relieve Achilles Tendon Pain

Achillies Tendonitis is the inflammation, irritation and swelling of the Achilles tendon, which is attached to the calf muscle at the attachment to the heel bone.
The underlying cause of Achilles tendonitis is the result of aggravation caused by pronation or supination – or a combination of both. As the heel bone inverts at heel lift, the calf muscles assist and as the foot accelerates into an excessively pronated or supinated position, the heel bone is everted or inverted causing medial/lateral tendo-achilles traction. This results in transverse shearing of the tendon and sheath, leading to inflammation and pain being experienced.

Achillies Tendonitis Treatment

• Heating the calves before each run with warm water or heating pack

• Massaging with a foam roller.

• Heel lifts are a possible temporary solution. They restrict the Achilles’ range of motion, so can be helpful to get over the initial hump of the injury, but should be taken out after you are recovering