Achilles tendonitis or tendinopathy is one of the most common, and difficult to treat, conditions in the lower limb. All tendons have a certain amount of load they are able to tolerate, and repeatedly loading a tendon through too much exercise, poor biomechanics etc. can result in the tendon breaking down and causing pain.
As the cause of Achilles tendonitis is unclear, the best method of treating Achilles tendonitis is not fully understood. Treatment options include:
Due to the varying presentations and stages of achilles tendonitis, It is important to have the pain assessed so proper treatment can be provided.
The podiatrists at Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic can provide excellent advice on the proper management of achilles tendon pain.