Achilles Tendinitis

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
  • Icing
  • Massage of tendon
  • Educate on proper training techniques
Products:
  • Trigger Point - massage therapy
  • Prostretch
  • Runner's Remedy
  • Hydration, Nutrition 

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